One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

One year, one film: 1946 The film:  Notorious, dir. Alfred Hitchcock starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE What can I say about Notorious that hasn’t already been said? It’s Hitchcock. It’s Cary Grant. It’s Ingrid Bergman. It’s Claude Rains. It’s everything. All at once suspenseful and romantic, Notorious spins … More One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

Films in 2015: Modern movies in October

The Martian (2015) – I loved this film. It’ll land among my favorites of the year. It’s got thrills, tension, humor, and a great lead performance by Matt Damon. Amazing supporting cast, too, though Damon’s fellow crew are somewhat under-utilized. (Needs more Chastain.) The book that served as the film’s source material has been on my to-read list … More Films in 2015: Modern movies in October

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in March, Part I

The Captive (2014) – I was wholly unimpressed by this film. It’s a stinker. Slow and dull story (despite the gimmicky attempt to make it cool by using a non-linear structure, hopping between time periods). Pretty bad acting. The back story/motivation of the culprits is never explained, which annoyed me. A story about a man … More Films in 2015: Modern Movies in March, Part I