Tag: films

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Public Enemy (1931).

It was during the early years of the Great Depression, a time when Americans were cynical and jaded about their […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: The Jazz Singer (1927).

It was in the early days of cinema that four brothers, Harry, Albert, Sam and Jack Warner arrived in Hollywood […]

Why Rey is of the utmost importance.

I will try to avoid getting too carried away with plot theories and conspiracies in this brief article, simply because for two […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Claudia Cardinale

Foreign films are a guilty pleasure in my household. Among them are some of the greats Ameile, Cinema Paradiso, 8 […]

Cinemas Greatest Scenes: Sergio Leone’s Mexican Standoff.

In the late sixties, Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) was harshly criticized for its glorified […]