A Viewer?s Guide: How to Watch Grand Hotel (1932)

A Viewer?s Guide: How to Watch Grand Hotel (1932)

?Grand Hotel?always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.? courtesy Pre-Code.com Grand Hotel?took home?the Best Picture Oscar for MGM in 1933, beating another MGM release,?The Champ, as well as Samuel Goldwyn?s?Arrowsmith, Fox?s?Bad Girl, First...
Disembodied: Waldo Lydecker, the Voice in the Dark in Laura (1944)

Disembodied: Waldo Lydecker, the Voice in the Dark in Laura (1944)

?McPherson, if you know anything about faces, look at mine. How singularly innocent I look this morning. Have you ever seen such candid eyes?? ?Laura considered me the wisest, the wittiest, the most interesting man she?d ever met. I was in complete accord with her on...
TCMFF 2016: Recap of Saturday, Day 3: Vitaphone, Reiner, Gould, Karina

TCMFF 2016: Recap of Saturday, Day 3: Vitaphone, Reiner, Gould, Karina

From my comfortable perch back at my friend?s house in North Hollywood, ?the intensity, mad dashes, glorious experiences, and occasional frustrations of TCMFF 2016 seem rather remote, Gentle Reader, but at this time a little over one?week ago I was watching?Dead Men...
Elizabeth Taylor?s Best Actress Oscars: BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Elizabeth Taylor?s Best Actress Oscars: BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Elizabeth Taylor won two Best Actress Oscars, for?BUtterfield 8?(1960) and?Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf??(1966). The first she perhaps rightly dismissed as a pity vote. The second she won fair and square, and I hope it meant something to her. Until fairly recently I...