Code breakers.

This evening, TCM is featuring three films labeled “code breakers,” movies whose provocative, mature themes and scripts contributed to the breakdown of the Production Code Administration’s influence in Hollywood. I’ve made my feelings about the Production Code clear in the past; censorship may seem to be a necessary evil to some, but in my eyes,…

Tribute to Patricia Neal.

A reminder: TCM has scheduled a tribute tonight to the late actress Patricia Neal, who passed away last month at the age of 84. Make sure you catch a fantastic lineup of films featuring some of Neal’s most indelible screen performances, beginning with her Private Screenings interview with host Robert Osborne at 8PM EST. The…

TCM Spotlight: Frank Capra

Tonight, Turner Classic Movies will show a lineup of some of director Frank Capra’s best. SET YOUR DVR. Now that I’ve gotten the warning/mild-threat-of-violence-if-you-don’t-comply out of the way … If you’ve read my introduction page (in the links to the right), you know that I consider Capra one of my five favorite film directors of…