Category: Classic Movies

Young Frankenstein (1974)

ON HULU Young Frankenstein (1974) One of cinema’s great comedians at the height of his powers, Mel Brooks presented a valentine to classic horror films and a gut-bustingly funny film in its own right...

Ace in the Hole (1951)

AMAZON PRIME Ace in the Hole (1951) One of the most seeing and searing depictions of exploitative journalism comes from Billy Wilder’s hard-hearted noir drama. The immortal Kirk Douglas, in one of his very...

Fargo (1996)

NETFLIX Fargo (1996) Oh, ya, this Coen Brothers crime drama is a classic, doncha know? Fargo tells the story of a small time car salesman who hatches a plan to have his own wife...

Swing Time (1936)

YOUTUBE TV Swing Time (1936) - Is it possible to be in a bad mood while watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing? We believe it is not, and there may be no...

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

DISNEY PLUS 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - One of Walt Disney’s finest film works during his lifetime is this adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1870 novel. Kirk Douglas stars as a master harpooner...

Superman (1978)

ON HBO MAX Superman (1978) - Sure, everybody’s talking about the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League, but if you want a bit more of a classic flavor of Superman, you can’t go...

Dr. Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) (1964)

ON HULU We laughed that we may not cry. Stanley Kubrick’s extremely dark comedy about sabotage leading to the end of the world is a cold, hard look at the risks of nuclear...

Grease (1978)

AMAZON PRIME Grease (1978) - One of Broadway’s biggest smash hit musicals became one of the most beloved films of all time, with a dedicated fanbase still singing about Grease Lightning over 40...

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Pets and Fireworks

We love our pets, and we love our fireworks, but it just so happens that our pets don’t love our fireworks. Although fireworks entertain...

Clue (1985)

YOUTUBE Clue (1985) It sounds like the worst idea: A movie based upon a relatively simple board game. Yet it turned out to be a cult...

Lemon Chiffon Cake with Blueberry-Coriander Buttercream

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to bring dessert for a family picnic.  Just a few days before that I received the...