Drama · Fantasy · Holiday

Who’s Ready for Holiday Treacle?

How do you prefer your holiday schmaltz? Do you like it straight up, or do you mix it with a little soda water? We’ve been mulling this over since we saw the 1940 holiday drama Beyond Tomorrow, a movie about finding fame and losing your soul, the rewards of self-sacrifice, and friendships that survive anything, including death. If… Continue reading Who’s Ready for Holiday Treacle?


Natalie Wood’s Big Screen Miracle

We didn’t realize child actor Natalie Wood was such a scene-stealer. In Miracle on 34th Street, one of her first starring roles, nine year-old Wood plays a cynical girl who meets a department-store Santa (Edmund Gwenn) who may or may not be the real St. Nick. Wood is charming and convincing here, but it wasn’t until we recently… Continue reading Natalie Wood’s Big Screen Miracle