Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Uncategorized

The Class of Cluny Brown (1946)

Ernest Lubitsch is one of the finest directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood. I've waxed lyrical about him before in my post on To Be Or Not To Be,  but every time I watch one of his movies, I am dazzled by his sensational satire and his incredible ability to construct complex but relatable films. Cluny… Continue reading The Class of Cluny Brown (1946)

Blogathons, Classic Film Discoveries, Uncategorized

Shaking Up Shakespeare: Carole Lombard in “To Be or Not To Be” (1942)

Before my best friend suggested this film for our fortnightly movie night, I had never heard of it. I know, it's quite surprising, but like most people, I'd always associated Carole Lombard with My Man Godfrey and the other screwball comedies that she shone in. But the thing about To Be or Not To Be, is that it's like… Continue reading Shaking Up Shakespeare: Carole Lombard in “To Be or Not To Be” (1942)

Blogathons, Period Dramas, Uncategorized

The Princess Bride: As We Wish It

The Princess Bride is a film like few others. It combines fantasy, humour, romance and drama seamlessly. William Goldman’s script sings from start to finish, and Rob Reiner’s direction realises this wonderful yarn with golden clarity.  It tells the story of two lovers, Westley and Buttercup (played by Cary Elwes and Robin Wright), who face… Continue reading The Princess Bride: As We Wish It