This week in Oscar, part three.

Here are our recommendations for TCM’s final week+ of 31 Days of Oscar. Happy viewing! Tuesday, February 22nd =8:00PM EST: The Defiant Ones (1958) Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier star as a pair of chained-together fugitives who must put aside their mutual hatred and work together in order to secure their freedom. In my mind,…

This week in Oscar, part two.

Here are our daily recommendations for your 31 Days of Oscar viewing this week: Tuesday, February 15th 10:30AM EST: Black Orpheus (1959) The first time I saw this film was in a postcolonial literature class in college, and I fell in love with its musical, magical beauty. It’s a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and…

This week in Oscar.

Confession: it’s hard to remember to come over here every day and post the daily recommendation for 31 Days of Oscar. As you may have noticed, I neglected to do it yesterday and … um … the day before (bad Brandie!). So instead of worrying about whether or not my forgetful little brain will recall its…

31 Days of Awesome.

Our trio of True Classics musketeers (as it were) is excited that TCM’s annual 31 Days of Oscar celebration is finally upon us! Now, last year, we tried a grand experiment in writing a post a day with our recommendations for a must-not-miss film in that particular day’s schedule. For a variety of reasons, that…

“And after you shot your husband, how did you feel?” “Hungry!”

Adam’s Rib (1949) March 3rd, 11:30AM EST Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy starred in nine films together, some of them quite good (1942’s Woman of the Year, incidentally their first on-screen pairing),  some quite forgettable (the same year’s Keeper of the Flame, anyone?), and still others slightly overrated (1967’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, incidentally…