100+ New Code Films – #14. “Captain Blood” from 1935; A First Pirate Film

Today is Friday, so it's time for this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. We are now in the final week of February, the ninth week of 2021. As spring approaches here in Southern California, I'm continuing to publish articles in my semi-weekly series. Other writing commitments and endeavors have prevented me from posting … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #14. “Captain Blood” from 1935; A First Pirate Film

100+ New Code Films – #13. “Quality Street” from 1937; The Real Regency

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100+ New Code Films article. My frequent readers will remember last year's semi-weekly series, 100 New Code Films. As the title of my 2021 series implies, this year I'm "upping the ante" by not limiting myself to watching and reviewing two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films for … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #13. “Quality Street” from 1937; The Real Regency

Elwood P. Dowd and Nurse Kelly from “Harvey” (1950); Love Finds An Eccentric, a Nurse, A Psychiatrist, and a Pooka

Is finally winning the heart of a person you have admired from afar for years always the ideal happy ending? Harvey (1950) makes us wonder in a barely-developed subplot. Before I explore this theme of hinted romance, let's discuss the purpose for this character study here at PEPS, where we usually publish simpler film reviews. … Continue reading Elwood P. Dowd and Nurse Kelly from “Harvey” (1950); Love Finds An Eccentric, a Nurse, A Psychiatrist, and a Pooka

The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon is Here!

Happy Valentine's Day? Clara Bow looks pensive about St. Valentine's Day Ladies and gentlemen, our February blogathon has now arrived, The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon! This weekend, we are celebrating the ill-fated, star-crossed, lovelorn, unrequited, isolated, jilted, separated, unfulfilled, rejected, and generally unsatisfied individual sweethearts and couples in movies. With all that unhappy romance, it hardly … Continue reading The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon is Here!

100 New Code Films – #11. “The Barefoot Contessa” from 1954+

Today is Sunday, so it's time for this week's second 100+ New Code Films article. Every week this year, I plan to watch and review at least two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films. I only consider Code films to be American movies made during these twenty years because foreign films were not held to the … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #11. “The Barefoot Contessa” from 1954+

100+ New Code Films – #10. “Rhubarb” from 1951; A Lovely Romance and a Cat

Today is Saturday, so it's time for this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. This is the first week in February, so today's article is the first new Code film review of the month. Every month in 2021, I will post around eight articles in this series, more or less, since I publish two … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #10. “Rhubarb” from 1951; A Lovely Romance and a Cat