Criss Cross (1949)

Director: Robert Siodmak   Starring: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally   Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir     “When you Double-Cross a Double-Crosser…IT’S A CRISS-CROSS!”     What would a man do for love? Probably anything. We all have been there at some point; we must not Read more…

Funny Face (1957)

Director: Stanley Donen   Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair   Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance     “When I get through with you, you’ll look like… What do you call beautiful? A tree. You’ll look like a tree.”     Here’s one of the movies, I guess, Read more…

Soul (2020)

Director: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers   Starring: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House   Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy     “Is all this living really worth dying for?”     A powerful pretender for the Best Animated Feature (Academy Awards), Soul is a love letter to life. I Read more…

Midsommar (2019)

Director: Ari Aster Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery   “Welcome to Harga, and happy midsummer! It has been ninety years since our last great feast, and it will be ninety years before our next. And what poetry that it’s Read more…

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Director: Howard Hawks Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Richard Barthelmess, Thomas Mitchell Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance   “No looking ahead, no tomorrows. Just today.”   On an exotic background, very different from the LA, or NYC one, Howard Hawks brings us this great, dangerous adventure featuring Cary Grant Read more…

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Starring: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Antonella Attili, Jacques Perrin, Enzo Cannavale Genre: Drama   “Life isn’t like in the movies. Life… is much harder.”   This astonishing story about friendship, cinema, love, and evolution create something I never thought was possible to display on the screen – Read more…