James Stewart was born to play Charles Lindbergh, who became the first pilot to fly solo from New York to Paris in May 1927. The only trouble was that the opportunity didn’t come for Stewart until 1956, when he was already 47, almost twice as old as Lindbergh when he made the famous flight. But… Read More Billy Wilder’s ‘The Spirit of St. Louis’ starring James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh
For my first post after an extended break, I’m taking a quick look at two new essential Blu-ray releases from my favorite director, Billy Wilder. In July, Kino released its first wave of titles from the MGM/UA library. These included two underrated titles from Wilder, Witness for the Prosecution (1957) and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes… Read More Billy Wilder on Kino Cinema Classics
Yesterday was Alfred Hitchcock’s 112th birthday, which I celebrated by watching Rear Window again. I also took the time to write another Top 10 list for TheCelebrityCafe.com, which covered the decade he dominated: the 1950s. I consider the ’50s Hollywood’s best decade and I could probably do an infinite list of the greatest films from that decade. Anyway,… Read More Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s
Here is my latest list for The Celebrity Cafe, my Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1940s. You can read it here: http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/top-10-hollywood-films-1940s-04-20-2011. Read on as to why I chose films like Rebecca, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca as my favorite films from that great decade!
Hofstra’s Spring Break is finally upon us and I’m spending the week with my uncle and I’m continuing to raid his movie collection and go through his DVR. Here’s what I’ve made it through just since Friday. Tangled – 2010, Nathan Geno & Byron Howard – DVD – I have to say, I enjoyed this much… Read More Spring Break – the First Four Days
As a note, I’ve added an index page so that you can easily access my full-length reviews. I visited my uncle over the Presidents Day weekend, giving me plenty of time to vegetate and do…what else?… Watch more movies! Destry Rides Again – 1939, George Marshall – Universal DVD – Fun, bizarrely unique western with… Read More Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies
Directed by Billy Wilder Paramount Pictures US, 112 minutes Starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden This probably was not the best introduction to Billy Wilder I could have gotten, but the fact that it had Bogie and Audrey in the same film caught my attention. So, I decided to buy the Paramount Centennial Edition… Read More “Sabrina” (1954)