Tag Archives: Joan Crawford

REVIEW: “MILDRED PIERCE”

I just received my Blu-Ray boxed set of Mildred Pierce, the HBO miniseries from 2011 directed by Todd Haynes. Nominated for twenty-one Emmys and winner of five, it’s a powerful story of a world-weary woman striving against odds for a better life. I had seen it when it originally aired several months ago and promptly […]

PARDON ME WHILE I CLAW MY WAY TO THE TOP

For the first time in years, I watched The Damned Don’t Cry (1950), and I had forgotten how truly great a film it is. How can you not like something that carries a tag line like, “Ambition. Betrayal. Murder. Don’t let the little things stop you.” Joan Crawford stars as Ethel Whitehead / Lorna Hansen Forbes, […]