105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

Starring: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains Director: Irving Rapper In this sparkling melodrama, Bette Davis is Charlotte Vale, youngest daughter of a Boston matriarch who rules with an iron fist. Never allowed to blossom, Charlotte lives at home as a spinster, serving her mother til the strain causes a depression. Taken to stay in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Now, Voyager (1942)

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105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Starring: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart Director: Robert Aldrich Secret agents, torture, a femme fatale, and a mysterious brief case. This film has it all. In some senses it's a rather hysterical film about the threat of nuclear war, in another it's one of the finest film noir flicks to grace the screen. Either… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

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The Christmas Movie Round Up

Just for fun, this seasonal selection of movies that should please all members of the family. From family comedies, to classics, to horrors. Comedy: Of course, family comedies are a Christmas staple. Elf (2003) Is Christmas really Christmas until we've watched Will Ferrell hollering out "Santa? I know him!" Well, for me it isn't. Ferrell… Continue reading The Christmas Movie Round Up

105 Must See Films

105 Must Watch Films: An American In Paris (1951)

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant Director: Vincente Minelli Gene Kelly had an idea about a balletic dance sequence set to a Gershwin song, and An American In Paris was born. It centres around three friends just after WW2, who are trying to find work and make ends meet in Paris, when two of… Continue reading 105 Must Watch Films: An American In Paris (1951)

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: The Lost Weekend (1945)

Starring: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry Director: Billy Wilder Four days in the city, in the life of an alcoholic as he tries to quit, and then tries anything to get his hands on a drink. A strong indictment of alcoholism and addiction at it's worst. Ray Birnum (Milland) is a writer living in… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: The Lost Weekend (1945)

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Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Richard Widmark Director: Roy Baker After reading a biography of Monroe recently, I read about this film, made before she was a big star. It interested me because Marilyn plays an unhinged babysitter in a psychological thriller, which is so against type. Back in the day, Marilyn's studio knew that she was… Continue reading Don’t Bother To Knock (1952)

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105 Must See Movies: Duck Soup (1933)

In the fictional country of Freedonia, a political coup takes places when a new, incompetent ruler is elected. Hilarity ensues.  Starring: The Marx brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo) Director: Leo McCarey Quite a short film, really, at only just over an hour, this film attempts to lampoon the politics of the day with it's satire… Continue reading 105 Must See Movies: Duck Soup (1933)

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Film Review: M (1931)

Directed By: Fritz Lang Written By: Thea Von Harbou, Fritz Lang Starring: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut Peter Lorre became known for his work as the creepy, slimey type of bad guy, epitomised by his role in Casablanca, but it was this film. M, directed by Fritz Lang, that initially launched his fame, and… Continue reading Film Review: M (1931)