I keep forgetting to mention over here when I’ve got something new up on the Flickchart blog. I’m continuing to do my TCM Guide monthly over there, and contribute to weekly blogger Q&As as I’m able, but my favorite recent piece over there is a look at some of the real-life and cinematic references in the Coens’ latest Hail, Caesar!. I had a lot of fun watching the film and putting together this post, so check it out and let me know what other references I missed, because I’m sure there are many!
I’ve started doing a guide to TCM’s upcoming programming over at the Flickchart blog. Classics tend to be underseen by the Flickchart crowd, so a lot of the ones highlighted may be too mainstream for the people who read this blog, but I like to think it’s still a helpful overview, especially of the Spotlight programming focused on Mark Harris’s Five Came Home book about five directors who made war films during WWII. Check it out if you’re not already too inundated with TCM programming posts. :)
I also recently put together a post on Flickchart’s Top Ten Films of 1935 as part of an ongoing series of decade anniversaries – I wrote about half of this one, with other contributors filling in the rest.
I LOVE detective films of pretty much all flavors, but noir/neo-noir are my favorites, so when I was casting about for something to write about this week and noticed it was Dashiell Hammett’s birthday a few days ago I immediately checked Flickchart’s list of Best Detective Films, and was excited to discover that almost the whole top ten are Hammett/Chandler films or inspired by them. It didn’t hurt that I had seen and liked all of them! I had a great time writing this one up!
It’s James Stewart’s birthday, and I wrote a bit about him and his top 13 films on Flickchart – he has 13 in the Top 1000! Popular guy, and for all the right reasons. Please enjoy the post on Flickchart and let me know your favorite Jimmy Stewart films!