Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: Jamaica Inn

Hello, Persephoneers! Today’s classic movie pick is a period suspense film directed by the master of suspense films itself. Care to guess? It’s Jamaica Inn, made in 1939 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s based on the novel of the same title by Daphne du Maurier and stars Charles Laughton, Maureen O’Hara, and Robert Newton. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: Jamaica Inn

Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Suspicion” (1941)

Sometimes there’s nothing like a good Hitchcock movie to get that fix of nail-biting suspense and that happy ending, too. Hitchcock’s film “Suspicion,” made in 1941, provides all of this and then some. The film stars Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, and Nigel Bruce. It was directed by (duh!) Alfred Hitchcock, and it was his only film to garner a Best Actress Award, for Joan Fontaine at the 1941 Oscars. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “Suspicion” (1941)

Onscreen Summer

Summer is a sensual season. In this case I don’t define “sensual” as “sexual” (after all, I’m so hot I don’t want to be within three feet of someone else), but rather in a more fundamental way: it is a time where all the senses feel engaged. Mornings and evenings are glowing, interrupted by the blindingly bright midday sun. The occasional breeze feels cool and indulgent against sweat-drenched skin. Read More Onscreen Summer