Category: Film

Top Ten Lists: The Essential Marx Brothers Films.

Are the Marx brothers still relevant? Honestly I hope so. Their work is often held in high regard among critics […]

Classic movie of the week: Horse Feathers (1932).

In 2000, the American Film Institute saw fit to add Horse Feathers as Nº 65 on their prestigious list of the 100 Funniest […]

Top Ten Lists: The Essential Marilyn Monroe Films

The world would truly be a dull place without the extraordinary charisma and talent of American actress and model Marilyn […]

Classic movie of the week: The Searchers (1956).

John Ford’s The Searchers has been described as one of the greatest Westerns of all time – with its marvelous […]

Classic movie of the week: Bus Stop (1956).

Marilyn Monroe has been on my mind of late, especially with the anniversary of her death approaching next month. So, […]

John Ford’s revered masterpiece ‘How Green Was My Valley’ (1941).

If you have read the novel How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn, you will instantly realise what a grim […]

Classic movie of the week: My Darling Clementine (1946).

The inclusion of John Ford’s My Darling Clementine as my classic movie of the week is more nostalgic in choice than anything else. I […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: John Ford’s ‘Stagecoach’ chase sequence.

John Ford bought the rights to Stagecoach from Colliers magazine in 1937 (an adaptation of a short story called The Stage to Lordsburg) […]

Classic movie of the week: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953).

In 1984, Madonna was the hottest female music artist around, with her hit singles Like A Virgin and Material Girl […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Seven Year Itch and that famous subway grate scene.

The notion of a husband cheating on his wife was considered a completely unacceptable action onscreen during the 1950’s. It […]