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Director: W.S. Van Dyke… 915 more words


My Favorite Wife

My Favorite Wife, 1940, RKO Radio Pictures. Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne. Directed by Garson Kanin. B&W, 88 minutes.

Nick Arden (Cary Grant) has been grieving the loss of his wife, Ellen (Irene Dunne), believed dead in a plane crash, for seven years. 377 more words

Classic Films

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)


Whilst I’ve yet to see their remake of The Ladykillers, Intolerable Cruelty is almost the Coen Brothers’ worst film to date. Yet, ‘worst’ feels like the wrong word. 128 more words

Film Reviews

The Major and the Minor

The Major and the Minor, 1942, Paramount Pictures. Starring Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson. Directed by Billy Wilder. B&W, 101 minutes

After a year of trying to make it in New York, Susan Applegate (Ginger Rogers) is ready to return home to the security, even probable dullness, of small town Iowa. 615 more words

Classic Movies

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) Review

It feels like Breakfast at Tiffany’s was ahead of it’s time. The central character of Holly Golightly is not your usual 60s female character. She is strong, independent but at the same time disorganised, messy and slightly dumb. 459 more words


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

Starring: Jim Carey, Courtney Cox, Sean Young

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

When buying and/or renting this movie on Netflix, it may be best to pretend you’re in seventh grade, as it will make the jokes seem cleverer and far more hilarious. 301 more words

Screwball Comedy

Nothing Sacred (1937)

Although I didn’t watch it for this reason, Nothing Sacred turned out to be a perfect and hilarious companion film to Dark Victory. It is a satire of celebrity, media sensationalism and the strong urge of people to experience compassion via entertainment. 1,105 more words