By decade

Christmas Holiday; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Christmas Holiday; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The hard-to-wrap-one’s-head-around story of Deanna Durbin as a prostitute-ish character married to a homicidal psychopath played by Gene Kelly.

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Announcing the Made in 1944 Blogathon!

Announcing the Made in 1944 Blogathon!

A blogathon about pop culture released and cultural influencers born in 1944.

Pump Up the Volume; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Pump Up the Volume; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Strong central performance by Christian Slater carries weight of film’s extensive rhetoric.

Shag; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Shag; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Delightful teen movie where the girls go wild, like proper young ladies.

Dark Shadows (1991); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Dark Shadows (1991); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A vampire love story/gothic romance that never engages our emotions.

The Mad Miss Manton; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Mad Miss Manton; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Romantic screwball mystery misses the mark of a true classic but offers fine performance by Stanwyck.

Mad About Music; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Mad About Music; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Wholesome, overly sweet Durbin vehicle lacks appeal for modern viewers.