June saw writers on classic TV and film digging deep in all directions of screen history, celebrating the achievements of departed creators and casting new light on rarities both old and recent.

For Father’s Day, the TCM “Horror Dads” held an entertaining roundtable discussion of some of the most screwed-up and despicable bad daddies of the movies.

Celebrated film writer David Bordwell offered an informative look at the literary sources of classic mysteries of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

“J.D.” of the Radiator Heaven blog took an appreciative and comprehensive look back at Sidney Lumet’s ahead-of-its-time 1986 drama of image consultants and spin-doctors, Power.

On his consistently fascinating blog The Forgotten, David Cairns joined the ongoing rediscovery of silent comic Harry Langdon by offering new insights on the waifish comic’s 1928 farce The Chaser.

TV historian Stephen Bowie contributed an obituary and appreciation of the iconoclastic novelist and classic television writer Edward Adler.

Jim Emerson wrote a heartfelt look back at the career and contribution of the late great Andrew Sarris, who brought the “auteur theory” to American film criticism.

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