All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Director: Lewis Milestone Starring: Louis Wohlheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy, Ben Alexander Genre: Drama, War   “This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war…”   This Read more…

It Happened One Night (1934)

Director: Frank Capra     Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert     Genre: Comedy, Romance   “In the happy ignorance of the “Golden Age”, a 100 minutes comedy could become, in the eyes of Academy, the biggest celebration of cinematography.” said Palos Mate, a writer on a Romanian blog. One of the best movies from Frank Capra, the winner of the Big Five (Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Writing), brings Read more…

Rear Window (1954)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Wendell Corey Genre: Mystery, Thriller   “It’s probably nothing. It’s just a little neighbourhood murder.”   One of the greatest films of Alfred Hitchcock, in my opinion, Rear window reunited the director with Jimmy Stewart from Rope (1948), in a thriller that was set entirely in one apartment.   This film tells the tale of a successful news photographer (Jimmy Stewart), who’s been laid up Read more…

The Third Man (1949)

Director: Carol Reed Starring: Orson Welles, Alida Valli, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard Genre: Film Noir, Mister, Thriller   “In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed. They produced Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock”   Has there ever been a film where the music more perfectly suited the Read more…