Warner Archive Review: George Cukor’s ‘Our Betters’

The funniest aspect of Our Betters is its title. Released in February 1933, the RKO Pre-Code film is a straightforward adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s play of the same name. It centers on a group of British aristocrats and the American heiress who takes advantage of their surprisingly loose morals. These people are all supposed… Read More Warner Archive Review: George Cukor’s ‘Our Betters’

Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: George Cukor’s ‘Gaslight’

“Gaslighting” is thrown around a lot today, but some are probably not aware of the term’s origin. It comes from the 1944 MGM melodrama Gaslight, in which a husband torments his wife in an elaborate scheme to steal her family’s jewels. The wife is played by Ingrid Bergman, who won her first Best Actress Oscar… Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: George Cukor’s ‘Gaslight’

Top 10 Hollywood Films of the 1950s

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

Presidents Day Mini-Break = More Time For More Movies

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