a huge roundup of full-month previews and picks! Learn about the month ahead here…
June TCM star of the month is ELEANOR PARKER (tcm link) means the airing of an amazing amount of great movies every Monday, and that includes stuff like DETECTIVE STORY and SCARAMOUCHE. There are plenty of tributes & spotlights to make film geeks happy, on noir writers every Friday night, Jane Russell, D Day, Patricia Medina, Lana Turner, Father’s DayRalph Bellamy, Basil Rathbone, Jean-Paul Belmondo , Anthony Mann westerns, Judy Holliday and many more, and the May guest Programmer is menswear designer Joseph Abboud who understandably focuses on dashing men like Errol Flynn and Cary Grant.
Just a few of many must-sees I can recommend are WESTWARD THE WOMEN with Robert Taylor, and A WOMAN’S FACE which to me was Joan Crawford’s best role (both must-MUST-sees), suspenser with Lucille Ball LURED, noirs DETOUR, and THE HIGH WALL, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT and pre-code BABY FACE .
Essentials, Jr. returns with a fun pirates double feature, and I say fun because pirates AARRRRRRRR.
I haven’t had the time to fully obsess over my whole month schedule yet but a few movies I’m looking forward to seeing for the first time: TCM underground title THE PSYCHOPATH, one of the cult movie picks THE VAMPIRE, SCREAMING EAGLES, THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR, and that Anthony Mann spotlight reminds me I already have DEVIL’S DOORWAY and need to watch it finally.
As usual I don’t give you all the details because everyone linked from here has unique picks, so here’s your roundup of some bloggers’ looks at the month ahead:
this post will be updated and pinned to my top navbar/ menu all month, so come back anytime you need to find out when to set your highly sophistimacated recorders.
Feel free to leave your picks/recommendations for others in the comments.