Category: Film

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Casablanca (1942).

There is nothing new that I can honestly add in the praise of Casablanca, arguably one of the greatest films ever made. […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Maltese Falcon (1941).

The early history of Warner Bros could have so easily turned into a Humphrey Bogart tribute with so many significant and […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Dodge City (1939).

I was always going to run into some trouble choosing a late 1930s Warner Bros. film to include in this […]

Here is what we know about Willem Dafoe ahead of his role as Van Gogh.

For the past thirty years or so, maybe a little more, he has been in my opinion one of the […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Jezebel (1938).

One of Warner studio’s most celebrated actresses in the 1930s was a defiant and feisty young woman named Bette Davis. […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: 42nd Street (1933).

Samantha Pinter-Thompson wrote a featured article a few years ago on musical theatre. One of the things she said that […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Wizard of Oz – ‘Over The Rainbow’ song sequence.

Film fairy tales often need a special quality and ingredient to help them stand the test of time, if they […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Death of Sergeant Elias.

When I first saw the movie poster for Platoon in 1986, with Sgt. Elias’ arms raised in the air, I was […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: The Grapes of Wrath – I’ll Be There speech.

John Ford’s own understanding and fondness of the American people and their history is no more evident than in his […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Cinema Paradiso’s Kissing Montage.

Cinema Paradiso to my mind is one of the most heartwarming and nostalgic foreign language films ever produced. It begins […]