Robert Osborne 1932 – 2017

Turner Classic Movies almost never takes part in the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tours. I’m always a little disappointed about this, because it is one of my favourite channels. Around ten years ago, TCM cracked open the vault and hosted an evening event outdoors at the Beverly Hilton. They brought a few movie stars from… Read on

TCM spotlight on “Condemned” films is heavenly

I have a confession to make. The channel I write about the least is the one I watch the most: Turner Classic Movies. I’m so into classic film that I have a basement full of 16mm movies. TCM threds my projector these days, providing clean, perfect prints of rarely seem gems. That’s been their shtick… Read on

TCM: Television’s Classiest Movie Network

As previously noted here at TVFMF, Canadian specialty channels continue to stray ever farther from their original mandates. Parking Wars Marathon on TVTropolis? Garage Gurus Week on Discovery? Lordy.Meanwhile, down in Hollywood, Turner Classic Movies continues to show specialty channels on both sides of the border how to stick to your brand and delight your… Read on

TV’s Best Channel: Turner Classic Movies

Mr. TVFMF doesn’t write enough here about his favourite TV channel–Turner Classic Movies. The U.S. cable net–celebrating its 15th year–is a film buff’s dream, smartly programmed with the deepest studio vault in television, and lovingly presented. It is a model for all other specialty channels.We’re already seven days into this month so wanted to point… Read on