Berkeley Square (1933), directed by Frank Lloyd, is a sad, somber time travel movie. When you think of movies about going back in time, usually our main character is very excited about that. But in Berklely Square, which is based on the John L. Balderston play, Peter Standish (Leslie Howard) is tormented by the past… Read More Frank Lloyd’s ‘Berkeley Square’ starring Leslie Howard
Throughout Ernst Lubitsch’s That Uncertain Feeling, Burgess Meredith’s character goes “Phooey” at anything he doesn’t like. Sadly, this film should be met with just that, despite it being another film from the genius that is Lubitsch. Although the “Lubitsch Touch” certainly should have been fading by 1941, what with his brand of sophisticated comedies dying… Read More Ernst Lubtisch’s ‘That Uncertain Feeling’
I love New York. During my four years at Hofstra University, I’d often go to Manhattan for a weekend, just to take in the sights and sounds. It’s not like I didn’t grow up in an urban area (I was raised in the Boston area), but there is nothing like New York. I still missed… Read More Criterion Collection Review: ‘Speedy’ with Harold Lloyd
The Long Night, directed by Anatole Litvak and released by RKO in 1947, is a remake of Marcel Carne’s French poetic realist film Le jour se leve. It stars Henry Fonda as Joe, the role Jean Gabin played in the original. Fonda is no Gabin, and the film loses much of its dramatic weight thanks… Read More ‘The Long Night’ starring Henry Fonda
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After years of extra work in silent films, Clark Gable finally got the chance to be a star when films started to talk. But it wasn’t until 1931 that Gable made his talkie debut with the Pathe Western The Painted Desert. Gable was not the star in this one, obviously. Instead, top billing went to… Read More Clark Gable’s First Talkie: ‘The Painted Desert’