Lina Lamont: Underappreciated Gem

“She can’t act, she can’t sing, and she can’t dance. A triple threat”

Lina Lamont gets a lot of shit in Singin’ in the Rain. She is the villain of the movie, mostly because she is a beautiful, talented silent movie actress who can’t seem to make the transition to sound because of her voice and because of her generally unpleasant personality. It’s so easy to hate Lina: she’s annoying, flamboyant, exaggerated, and dramatic. She schemes to keep her job and is willing to sacrifice others in her way. Read More Lina Lamont: Underappreciated Gem

Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain is one of the first DVDs my family owned; I think we’ve had it for at least 14 years now. The DVD case summary is full of terrible alliterations like, “Extraordinarily exuberant,” and bad plays on lyrics like, “What a glorious feelin’… what a glorious show!” I love this movie so much, and because it’s one of the most beloved and acclaimed movies ever, I feel pretty confident saying that I’m not the only person. Read More Movies I’m Weirdly Obsessed With: Singin’ in the Rain

Comfort Movies

When the Winter blues inevitably strike, there’s a stack of movies that always make me feel a little better. Over the years, these same movies have become my cinematic version of comfort food. These are a few of my favorites: Read More Comfort Movies