March 15, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to episode 83 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

Reviews

Regarding Turning Red, here’s the Instagram post from director Domee Shi that I mentioned:

TCM Big Screen Classics

The Quiet Man (1952) is screening on St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, March 17, part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. Check the Fathom Events website for a theater near you.

Oscars 2022

Watch the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27 on ABC. View/print a ballot here.

More content is available on The Academy’s social media channels:

Oscar.com

TCM 31 Days of Oscar

Cinemark Oscars Week Pass

Megaplex (Utah) Award Nominees Screenings

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February 18, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to episode 82 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

20th Century Fox: A Closer Look

Check out my full list of films here.

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February 9, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the 81st episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Opening this Friday, February 11:

Review

Death on the Nile

Classic Cinema Corner

Lady Sings the Blues (Paramount, 1972) – 50th Anniversary screening on February 20 and 23, part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series. More info at fathomevents.com/tcm.

2022 Academy Awards Nominations Announced

See all of the Best Picture nominees at Cinemark’s Oscar Movie Week 2022. More info is here.

Full list of nominations is at Oscar.com.

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January 31, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the 80th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

Reviews

20th Century Fox: A Closer Look

My 2022 movie watching project. Follow along on Letterboxd.

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January 12, 2022 Podcast

Welcome to the 79th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

  • The 355 (Universal); opened January 7
  • Scream (2022; Paramount); opens January 14

My Top 10 of 2021

I dissect my 10 favorite films from 2021.

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December 24, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 78th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast. And Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours!

TCM Big Screen Classics Series for 2022

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced the lineup of films for their 2022 Big Screen Classics series. This is a great opportunity to see classic movies in an actual theater along with some great context from a TCM host (typically TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz).

Here’s the list of films. For more info, visit fathomevents.com/tcm.

TCM Classic Film Festival 2022

The TCM Classic Film Festival is back again for 2022! The festival will take place April 21-24, 2022 in Hollywood, California. Select passes are still available online. For more information, visit tcm.com/festival.

A Tribute to Walt Disney Animation Studios

Walt Disney Animation Studios recently released their 60th animated motion picture, Encanto. The film has been playing exclusively in theaters and will make its debut on the Disney+ streaming service today (December 24). Make sure to check it out!

A complete list of Disney Animation’s 60 films in chronological order is here.

To commemorate this wonderful milestone, here’s my ranking of all 60 films (solely based on personal taste and preference, not necessarily respecting the overall quality or historical significance of the film).

  1. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  2. The Jungle Book (1967)
  3. Cinderella (1950)
  4. Peter Pan (1953)
  5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  6. Aladdin (1992)
  7. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  8. 101 Dalmatians (1961)
  9. The Rescuers (1977)
  10. Tangled (2010)
  11. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  12. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  13. Dumbo (1941)
  14. Bambi (1942)
  15. Mulan (1998)
  16. Zootopia (2016)
  17. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  18. Frozen (2013)
  19. Fantasia (1940)
  20. Tarzan (1999)
  21. The Lion King (1994)
  22. Pinocchio (1940)
  23. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
  24. Frozen 2 (2019)
  25. Moana (2016)
  26. Encanto (2021)
  27. Robin Hood (1973)
  28. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  29. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
  30. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
  31. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  32. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  33. Saludos Amigos (1943)
  34. Hercules (1997)
  35. Fantasia 2000 (2000)
  36. Pocahontas (1995)
  37. Oliver and Company (1988)
  38. Bolt (2008)
  39. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  40. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  41. Treasure Planet (2002)
  42. The Aristocats (1970)
  43. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  44. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  45. Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  46. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  47. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  48. Make Mine Music (1946)
  49. Melody Time (1948)
  50. Fun and Fancy Free (1947)
  51. The Three Caballeros (1945)
  52. Lilo and Stitch (2002)
  53. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  54. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  55. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  56. Brother Bear (2003)
  57. Chicken Little (2005)
  58. Home on the Range (2004)
  59. Dinosaur (2000)
  60. The Black Cauldron (1985)

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December 17, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 77th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

New in Theaters

Opening Friday, December 17

Opening Wednesday, December 22

Reviews

  • West Side Story
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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November 11, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 76 of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

New on Streaming

  • Red Notice (Netflix)
  • Finch (Apple TV+)

Also, Disney+ is celebrating its second anniversary on November 12 with a fun set of “Disney+Day” programming and promotions. Learn more here.

Reviews

  • The Last Duel
  • Dune
  • The French Dispatch
  • Eternals

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October 14, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to episode 75 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

The Last Duel (20th Century Studios)

(More about Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon is here.)

Reviews

No Time to Die (MGM)

Check out my ranking of the previous 24 James Bond 007 films.

Mindy Johnson Interview

I had the distinct honor and privilege of interviewing animation historian and author Mindy Johnson. Mindy is giving a presentation at Film Forum about her Pencils, Pens & Brutshes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation book this Sunday, October 17 in New York City. Learn more here.

Buy Mindy’s books:

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September 15, 2021 Podcast

Welcome of episode 74 of the Movies Past and Present podcast.

New in Theaters

  • Cry Macho (Warner Bros.)
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)

Review

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings (Marvel Studios)

Check out this featurette about the film.

Three Recent TCM “Must-See Musicals” Picks

I am watching all 50 movies listed in the great book from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Must-See Musicals: 50 Show-Stopping Movies We Can’t Forget by Richard Barrios (Running Press, 2017; available on Amazon.com, on the Shop TCM website, and, hopefully, from your favorite bookseller). More information about the book and my viewing project this year is here.

Three recent musicals of note are:

  • The Pajama Game (1957)
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  • A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

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