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 – #9. “Sullivan’s Travels” from 1941+

Today is Sunday, so it's time for this week's second 100+ New Code Films article. I may publish the first new Code film review earlier in the week, but I almost always hold the second until Sunday. Every article in this series is a review of an American Breen Era (1934-1954) movie which I recently … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #9. “Sullivan’s Travels” from 1941+

100+ New Code Films – #8. “The Time of Your Life” from 1948; A Dream of Home

Today is Wednesday, so I'm going to publish this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. Instead of waiting until the weekend, as I often do, I'm publishing this article today to correspond with a blogathon's schedule. Whenever possible, I combine new Code film reviews with blogathon entries. This is interesting and fun, giving me … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #8. “The Time of Your Life” from 1948; A Dream of Home

100+ New Code Films – #7. “Jane Eyre” from 1943

Today is Sunday, so it's time for this week's second 100+ New Code Films article. My plan is to publish at least two of these articles each week in 2021. Every article is a review of an American Breen Era (1934-1954) film which I have seen for the first time during the week. Why do … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #7. “Jane Eyre” from 1943

100+ New Code Films – #6. “Above and Beyond” from 1952

Today is Saturday, so it's time for this week's first 100+ New Code Films article. Every week this year, I plan to watch and review at least two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films for the first time. Does this sound familiar? It probably does, since this series is very similar to one I managed last … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #6. “Above and Beyond” from 1952

100+ New Code Films – #5. “Dangerous” from 1935+

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 for the first time. When I look at filmographies of classic actors, I am overwhelmed by how many fascinating films I have … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #5. “Dangerous” from 1935+

100+ New Code Films – #4. “Room for One More” from 1952

Today is Wednesday, so it's time for another 100+ New Code Films article. This is my semi-weekly series for 2021. Every week this year, I review two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films which I have seen for the first time during the week. The "plus" quality of this series is what makes it great, since … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #4. “Room for One More” from 1952

100+ New Code Films – #3. “Young Tom Edison” from 1940

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 100+ New Code Films article. In this series, I watch and review at least two American Breen Era (1934-1954) films which I have never seen before every week. This series is this year's means for bringing me closer to my goal of watching every Code film ever … Continue reading 100+ New Code Films – #3. “Young Tom Edison” from 1940