Holiday

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Please tell us you’ve seen this movie. And if you haven’t – excuse us while we gasp and clutch our pearls in horror – may we ask: what is wrong with you? You’ve know the basic storyline: George Bailey (James Stewart), owner of a small-town Building & Loan, finds himself in a no-win situation and… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Drama

Lilies of the Field (1963)

Don’t listen to the cynics who say this film is about nothing more than how to build a church in the desert. Tsk tsk! Okay, yes, a church is built. A contractor is hired, materials arrive and a building is completed. But this movie is more than that. It’s about determination and grit, and some… Continue reading Lilies of the Field (1963)

Don't Bother

Tender Comrade (1943)

We’re going to be brutally honest. The only time you should ever go near this movie is if you’re forced to do a paper on The Life Of American Women During World War II or an essay on American WWII Propaganda Films. Or, if you’re trapped under something heavy and can’t reach the remote. This movie is… Continue reading Tender Comrade (1943)

Comedy

The Good Humor Man (1950)

Boy, this movie was an eye-opener for us. Here we were thinking that the life of a bow-tied, white-coated Good Humor Man was all A-list parties and celebrity living. How wrong we were! The Good Humor Man shows us how difficult being an ice cream man really is: delivering to cranky customers; endlessly reciting flavours;… Continue reading The Good Humor Man (1950)

Film Noir

Out of the Past (1947)

We love it when you can’t tell how a movie is going to end. Out of the Past is one of those movies. There’s not one thing about the storyline that you can predict – nope, not one. But, with actors like Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer, you can tell you’re in for a great… Continue reading Out of the Past (1947)

Drama

Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Now here’s a story line you’re not going to believe: A prominent New York executive cares only for power and wealth, and will bulldoze over anyone to get it. Yes, you’re probably right – a movie about a ruthless, back-stabbing capitalist is a bit of a stretch. But seriously! We are amazed that Skyscraper Souls hasn’t… Continue reading Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Comedy

The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

The credits may say that William Powell and Mary Astor are the stars of this film, but tain’t so. No no! The real star is Etienne Girardot. Girardot plays the hapless doctor in this comedy-mystery, a man who cannot find any peace because super-sleuth Philo Vance (Powell) and his co-horts are forever finding murder victims.… Continue reading The Kennel Murder Case (1933)