Not Strangers Anymore: Female Friendship and Fulfillment in Between Friends (1983)

***This post is part of the Elizabeth Taylor Blogathon, hosted by Crystal of the In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood blog. ***  ***Some spoilers.*** Mary Catherine Castelli (Carol Burnett): “It’s weird telling all this to a total stranger.” Deborah Shapiro (Elizabeth Taylor): “We’re not strangers anymore, kiddo.” When I saw Crystal put up … Continue reading Not Strangers Anymore: Female Friendship and Fulfillment in Between Friends (1983)

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A Pungent Surprise – Smile (1975)

***This post is part of the It’s Just a Joke: The Movie Parody Blogathon, hosted by Movie Movie Blog Blog.*** ***Some spoilers*** “Smile… is such a pungent surprise, a rollicking satire that misses few of the obvious targets…” (Canby, par. 2) The 1970’s was a great time for the social satire film genre. Historically, the … Continue reading A Pungent Surprise – Smile (1975)