They Were Expendable gets a nice Blu-ray upgrade from Warner Archive. … Read More Warner Archive Blu-Ray Review: John Ford’s ‘They Were Expendable’ With Robert Montgomery & John Wayne
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!
Yesterday, I finally decided to take the leap and subscribe to Hulu Plus. I have until next Saturday, when the free trial runs out. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll continue, but I have to say that after a full day of service, I couldn’t be more happy. Of course, the reason I joined was so I… Read More Testing out Hulu Plus
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 John Ford Republic Pictures US, 129 minutes Starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald The Quiet Man, the story of an ex-boxer retiring to his birthplace in Ireland, had been a John Ford pet project for nearly fifteen years before he got to make it and the resulting film is one of his… Read More “The Quiet Man” (1952)
Here’s a rundown of some films I’ve picked up recently (and when time allows, I hope to write full posts on them): The Philadelphia Story – 1940, George Cukor – Warner 2-disc DVD – You can’t tell me this is a bad movie. It’s fantastic from start to finish and everyone is wonderful in it.… Read More Recent Acquisitions
I was asked to do a longer feature over at Buzzlegoose, so I decided to write up a full piece on five of my favorite classic film directors, including John Ford, Howard Hawks, Orson Welles, Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock. Here’s the link: http://www.buzzlegoose.com/film/five-favorite-classic-film-directors-by-daniel-s-levine/.
As I’ve noted in my regular Watched Films posts, I recently got Warner’s 2009 collection of six John Ford films that feature John Wayne from 1945 to 1957. Although I got the set for just $16.99 during Amazon’s flurry of post-Thanksgiving/pre-Christmas DVD sales (I also got the Bogie & Bacall set for $17.99), today I… Read More Warner’s John Wayne/John Ford Collection
An Affair To Remember – 1957, Leo McCarey – TCM – I love Cary Grant. He’s easily one of my favorite actors and I could watch him in anything. A film like this is moving and beautiful and that first hour was amazing. The second hour is great as well and that was one heck… Read More 1/11/11: Romance and War