March 15, 2021 Podcast

Welcome to the 66th episode of the Movies Past and Present podcast!

Oscar Nominations Announced

Here are the nominees for Best Picture for this year’s Academy Awards®️:

A full list of all nominations is available at the official Oscars website.

Upcoming TCM Events

Save the date(s)! Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has some cool events coming soon.

This month’s TCM Big Screen Classics film is a 65th anniversary screening of The Ten Commandments (Paramount, 1956). Screenings will be on Sunday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 31. Check for details.

This year’s TCM Classic Film Festival will be another virtual event like last year’s festival. New this year is the addition of HBO Max as another virtual venue for classic films and interviews. The event will take place May 6-9, 2021. More info is at

Here’s a video introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz:

Miss Marple

Actress Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Cristie’s super sleuth Miss Marple is pure delight. She appeared as the character in five films:

  • Murder, She Said (1961)
  • Murder at the Gallop (1963)
  • Murder Most Foul (1964)
  • Murder Ahoy! (1964)
  • The Alphabet Murders (1965); cameo only

These films are available for rent or purchase on (I spoke incorrectly in the podcast…my bad).

Movie(s) of the Week

New feature! My inaugural “Movie of the Week” films are the first and most recent animated features from Walt Disney Animation Studios: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).

Thanks for Tuning In!

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