As some of you may know, I also blog for the Basket of Kisses site, which is a wonderful Mad Men and other fine media site. I started a column back in 2012 called ‘Retro Reel Review’ which reviews great movies from the golden age of Cinema (1920’s-1970’s)
As an additional benefit to anyone reading my movie posts, I’ll be showcasing images from the movies I review on Basket of Kisses right here on Sundays. Being a very visual person, I love studying stills from old movies and I appreciate all the art then went into movie making in the analog age. Eventually I may just show stills (I haven’t had time to review a movie in a while) but as a costume and technicolor fanatic the old movie visuals are something I love to share! I can’t guarantee I’ll not give away the whole movie in the stills, but I’ll do the best not to spoil the endings. The first movie you’ll see here is Black Narcissus from 1947. As you can see, the cinematography from Jack Cardiff was magnificent! It’s a fine thriller of a movie, I highly recommend it. You can read my review here:
(note: I accidentally posted this a couple of times before it was ready)
Hey Kids, I’ve been meaning to do this for months; ever since I started writing reviews for classic movies on the great blog Basket of Kisses. I’ll be posting galleries of stills I’ve collected from the movies I’ve reviewed. I’m starting with the first movie review I wrote, Black Narcissus from 1947. You can read my review here. This picture had gorgeous and moody cinematography as you can see in this opening still; The Mother Superior waits by a window in a scene reminiscent of a Vermeer:
And here is a slide show to whet your appetite, if you’re new to old movies, this is a great place to start!
As some of you may have seen , I also write old movie reviews for the Basket of Kisses blog in a series titlesRetro Reel Review. These are posted there every weekend (see the most recent here) and as part of my reviews I always post screencaps from that weeks movie. Of course, I almost always find too many delectable screencaps to use in my articles, so I’m now posting these here, as a ‘sister’ column. You will find all the latest screen caps in this new catetory, enjoy! -Therese