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 a tangled web of espionage and betrayal, scripted by the … Continue reading One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

La paura (1954)

Irene Wagner (Ingrid Bergman) is married to a scientist named Albert (Mathias Wieman), but she’s been stepping out on her marriage, carrying on an affair with a man named Erich (Kurt Kreuger). As if her own anxiety over the situation wasn’t causing her enough stress, Erich’s ex-girlfriend comes a-calling. Johann (Renate Mannhardt) has learned of the affair and has decided to blackmail Irene, making matters … Continue reading La paura (1954)

Valentine’s Day at the Redford!: Casablanca

Yesterday was my greatest Valentine’s Day ever, because I got to spend part of it at my favorite place: the Redford Theatre! Since my life is devoid of romance, I did what no other 22-year-old lady in the world would do for this holiday: I spent the day with my parents. The first half of the day was spent eating Mexican food and attending a … Continue reading Valentine’s Day at the Redford!: Casablanca

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ at Detroit’s Redford Theatre

Back in April I posted about how awesome it was to see Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope on the big screen at Detroit’s Senate Theater. I knew that screening would be really hard to top on my list of “greatest screenings I’ve ever attended,” because the Senate is a wonderful theater operated by a bunch of incredibly lovely and dedicated people who adore classic film as much … Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Notorious’ at Detroit’s Redford Theatre

FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part I of III

As much as I love discovering new films, there are many films that I consistently return to. They’re the warm, cozy, familiar blanket hiding within the abyss of my many hours of move-watching each month. The following are the first five of fifteen of my favorites classics to re-watch. (This is not a definitive list of the most re-watchable classic films ever. Just a list … Continue reading FIFTEEN endlessly re-watchable classics, Part I of III