AFI 100: ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941)

Film #73 in FilmExodus’ AFI 100 Movies Directed by John Huston Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet The world is not always a pretty place. There is an abundance of crime, violence, dishonesty, inequality, poverty, hunger… plagues that exist today and that have been around for a long time. Nostalgia makes it … More AFI 100: ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941)

Classic Film Talk: ‘The Two Mrs. Carrolls’ (1947)

Today we reminisce about The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) Directed by Peter Godfrey Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith * Published specifically for The Second Remembering Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon hosted by Maddy at Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and Crystal at In The Good Old Days of Old Hollywood * Synopsis The story begins … More Classic Film Talk: ‘The Two Mrs. Carrolls’ (1947)

Classic Film Talk: ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ (1966)

Today we reminisce about Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) Directed by Mike Nichols Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis Introduction I have often mentioned in my AFI 100 write-ups the fact that I don’t quite understand how some of the films ended up being chosen for inclusion. Whether or not I … More Classic Film Talk: ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ (1966)

Classic Film Talk: ‘Under Capricorn’ (1949)

The Joseph Cotten Blogathon Today we reminisce about Under Capricorn (1949) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Michael Wilding, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker Premise Under Capricorn is a period-piece drama with thriller/mystery aspects sprinkled throughout the story. The film is set in 1831 Sydney approximately 60 years after explorer Thomas Cook discovered … More Classic Film Talk: ‘Under Capricorn’ (1949)

Contemporary Film Talk: ‘The Big Bounce’ (1969)

Today we reminisce about The Big Bounce (1969) Directed by Alex March Starring: Ryan O’Neal, Leigh Taylor-Young, Robert Webber, Lee Grant, Van Heflin Synopsis A video is shown in a local police precinct depicting a brutal fight between two employees of Ritchie Produce, Inc., a farm that offers jobs to migrant workers in California. One … More Contemporary Film Talk: ‘The Big Bounce’ (1969)