The only actor in history to receive two posthumous Oscar nominations, James Dean died 59 years ago today. What’s your favorite Dean performance?
It’s the first day of Autumn! Our Chief Operating Officer is celebrating the occasion by flying to Vermont, where autumn is an actual season and not just a word. Meanwhile, the rest of our staff remains in Hollywood, celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month. Hey, when you’re stuck in a perpetual summer, you compensate as best you can.
“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” — Thomas Edison If something has to be dressed in overalls, we would prefer it looks like Gary Cooper. But maybe that’s just us.
We’re honoring the day with a screening of Paul Greengrass’s United 93. If you haven’t seen this powerful and moving film, you’re missing out on a profound viewing experience.
Billy Wilder on film critic Judith Crist: “Inviting her to review one of your pictures is like inviting the Boston Strangler to massage your neck.”
We’re all about the mocking.
After decades of struggle, US women gained the right to vote 94 years ago today. A contemporary newspaper noted a “clamourous and deafening” celebration. Grab your bells and whistles and make some noise in honor of the many women who fought for a voice in governing our country! Male or female, we have ALL benefited from their efforts.
Get out there and hug a tiger today!**Do not sue us if this ends badly for you.
It’s a sad week for film lovers. Thank you, Lauren Bacall, for 70 years of smoky-voiced talent, beauty, and class.
"Poetry, beauty, romance, love — these are what we stay alive for." — John Keating in Dead Poets Society Rest in peace, Robin Williams. You were a major talent, and you will be missed.