Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

“The benevolence of the Fred Rogers philosophy consistently applies and abounds.” — SCOTT HOLLERAN The year’s second best picture is a new, partly animated movie which offers a radical alternative to most of what’s playing at the movie...
Roundup: TCM Classic Film Festival (2017)

Roundup: TCM Classic Film Festival (2017)

The Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Classic Film Festival breezed in and out of Hollywood for an eighth consecutive year last week. The unique four-day festival, like the cable television channel and brand, is a focused, choreographed affair which is strictly a showcase...
Faye Dunaway on Turner Classic Movies (2016)

Faye Dunaway on Turner Classic Movies (2016)

Faye Dunaway, 76, recently made history when she named La La Land as 2016’s Best Picture with Bonnie and Clyde co-star Warren Beatty at the Academy Awards—the winner turned out to be Moonlight—but one of the screen’s most glamorous modern movie stars had...
Mary Tyler Moore: Why So Many Loved Her

Mary Tyler Moore: Why So Many Loved Her

It’s not about the actress. It’s about the characters she played. Mary Tyler Moore was best known for the characters of Laura Petrie on The Dick van Dyke Show, and Mary Richards on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. What did these two characters have in common? Innocence...
RIP, James Garner

RIP, James Garner

James Garner, who died on July 19 at the age of 86, was quintessentially modern (in the best sense of the term), masculine and American. His screen persona was easygoing, strong and resolute, whether portraying a player in TV’s Maverick or opposite the...
Book Review: Henry Bushkin’s Biography Johnny Carson

Book Review: Henry Bushkin’s Biography Johnny Carson

A new biography of Johnny Carson by the lawyer he fired, Henry Bushkin, is ultimately too shallow and calculated to be credible. The book, simply titled Johnny Carson, is a major publishing event. There’s not much that’s known about the talented Midwestern...