Saturday, November 30, 2013

TCM for December 2013

Lots of special gifts this month from TCM. There's a mini Bresson festival, several recent foreign films and of course, lot of holiday classics. Below are a few of my picks but much more is on offer. Click here for full schedule. All times Eastern.


2:00 AM
A young priest taking over a parish tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.
BW-115 mins, TV-14,

Diary of a Country Priest. Don't watch if you're depressed


12:00 AM
A police detective whose wife was killed by the mob teams with a scarred gangster's moll to bring down a powerful gangster.
BW-90 mins, TV-14, CC,


10:45 AM
A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.
BW-119 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format

12:45 PM
A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.
BW-161 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

3:30 PM
A controversial presidential nomination threatens the careers of several prominent politicians.
BW-138 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


2:45 AM
Joan of Arc's trial and execution are re-created from the original court records.
BW-64 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format

The Passion of Joan of Arc. Artsy baby!

4:00 AM
In this silent film, Joan of Arc braves the threat of torture to stand fast for her beliefs.
BW-82 mins, TV-PG,


8:00 PM
Over the course of a school year students and teachers in a French village learn how to live together.
C-104 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

To Be and To Have. A wonderful doc about education in rural France.

10:00 PM
A mystery man visits scenes from Russia's past in search of his own identity.
C-99 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A university professor and an art director struggle through the collapse of their relationship.
C-98 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format


11:45 PM
A widowed musician reluctantly takes on an apprentice for a musical tour of his native Colombia.
C-120 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format

Shamelessly hilarious Aaltra

2:00 AM
Feuding farmers join forces when a defective tractor leaves them both paralyzed.
BW-90 mins, TV-MA, Letterbox Format


5:30 PM
A veteran returns home to deal with family secrets and small-town scandals.
C-136 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

Cinema Paradiso. Prepare to weep.

8:00 PM
A boy coming of age in WWII Italy develops a lifelong love affair with movies.
C-124 mins, TV-MA,

10:15 PM
A filmmaker masquerades as a hobo to get in touch with the little people.
BW-91 mins, TV-G, CC,

12:00 AM
A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
C-107 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


1:00 AM

A Los Angeles private eye unwittingly sets up an innocent man for murder, then joins his seductive widow to unearth the corruption behind the crime.
C-130 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

3:15 AM
Onetime college friends cope with the sexual revolution of the '60s.
C-98 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

The Producers.  Everyone must see it at least once

1:30 PM
A Broadway producer decides to get rich by creating the biggest flop of his career.
C-90 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


12:00 PM
A newlywed couple's honeymoon is disrupted by their friends' marital problems.
BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

2:15 AM
The lives of a donkey and the girl who named him intertwine.
BW-95 mins, TV-PG,


Same for Meet Me in St. Louis

8:00 PM
Young love and childish fears highlight a year in the life of a turn-of-the-century family.
C-113 mins, TV-G, CC,


10:00 PM
An emotionally stunted clerk retreats into his fantasies.
BW-99 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format

12:00 AM
A traveling salesman's music-inspired dreams lead to tragedy.
C-108 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format

2:00 AM
An aging housewife seeks direction when she catches her husband in an affair.
C-137 mins, TV-14, Letterbox Format


8:00 PM
A possessive son's efforts to keep his mother from remarrying threaten to destroy his family.
BW-88 mins, TV-PG, CC,

The many splendors of Jane in Klute

2:00 AM
A small-town detective searches for a missing man linked to a high-priced prostitute.
C-114 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format


2:00 AM
A neglected girl in rural France gets mixed up with a murderous poacher.
BW-81 mins, TV-14,

3:30 AM
A young man finds escape from his working-class life training a pet falcon.
C-111 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format


12:15 PM
Two British teens and their friends bring "traditional" jazz to a small English town.
BW-78 mins, TV-G,

1 comment:

Retro Hound said...

The Big Heat is great. Lee Marvin is just wicked.

The PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC is incredibly moving.

CINEMA PARADISO was a bit of a disappointment. I guess my expectations were built up too much. It was a nice movie, but it didn't blow me away.

Sullivan's Travels is great.

Chinatown is great.

The Magnificent Ambersons had me in tears at the end.

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