Persons Of Interest

Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

The story of Louise B Mayer is the story of Old Hollywood and it’s Golden Age. He and the other players of his era shaped the industry from it’s inception and used the studio system to control and create stars. It was a very different time both socially and culturally. Under Mayer’s days as head… Continue reading Biography Of The Month: Louis B Mayer

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Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Starring: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains Director: Frank Capra Jefferson Smith (Stewart) is a simple, honest man, who is put forward as a senator in Washington. But Washington is no place for a man with ideals. Thinking that they have a easy to manipulate, country boy on their hands, the other senators find themselves… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

Film Reviews

Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Starring: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff Director: James Whale "It's ALIVE!" This is THE horror film, 1001 Movies You Must See calls it "the single most important horror film ever made". It's a well known story now. Dr Frankenstein has become obsessed with creating life, and robs graves to find the parts he needs,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Frankenstein (1931)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Thin Man (1934)

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell Director: WS Van Dyke As sparkling and delicious as champagne, this film was a response to the chemistry and popularity of it's two leads, who had appeared in a film earlier that year to huge success. Here, Myrna Loy and William Powell are a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Thin Man (1934)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Starring: Edward G Robinson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Glenda Farrell Director: Mervyn LeRoy The 30’s and the Great Depression… And a really interesting time in movies. Film censorship hadn’t been invented yet (what would first be the Production Code, rules about what you could show in movies, would later give way to certificates about what ages… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Little Caesar (1930)

Classic Movie Of The Week 2017

Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

Starring: Bette Davis, Henry Fonda, George Brent Director: William Wyler Created in answer to the huge film Gone With The Wind that Bette Davis missed out on starring in, this film is set in 1850's Louisiana, and has at heart a woman who knows what she wants. Julie Marsden (Davis) is the darling of her… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Jezebel (1938)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Golddiggers Of 1933 (1933)

Starring: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers. Director: Mervyn LeRoy One of Warner Brothers early Busby Berkeley films, in which the famed choreographer commodified the female form in a way which is both delightful and put back the cause of feminism by several decades (you know those old scenes… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Golddiggers Of 1933 (1933)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Vampyr (1932)

Starring: Julian West, Rena Mandel, Maurice Shutz, Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer A young student of the supernatural Allan Grey finds that he's bitten off more than he can shew when he stays for the night in the eerie town of Courtempierre. On his first night he experiences strange images, disembodied shadows, spirits and other bumps… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Vampyr (1932)

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

Starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan Director: Michael Curtiz Rocky (Cagney) and Jerry (O'Brien) grow up in the same neighborhood, but as adults they are very different men. Rocky takes to a life of crime, and is the local idol of the boys in the 'hood. But Jerry has become a preacher,… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Sting (1973)

Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw Director: George Roy Hill In 1930's Chicago, a young grifter teams up with another con man to avenge the murder of a mutual friend by pulling of the biggest confidence trick of all time against a big time gangster. The film has a playful, stylised feel, with amusing… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Sting (1973)