Little Caesar (1931) – Mervyn LeRoy

The next big title from DK Canada’s The Movie Book is the classic crime drama, The Godfather. Having covered that one previously, I moved onto the What Else to Watch list and dived into classic crime films that I had often heard of, but never seen, including the 1931 film, Little Caesar. Before his voice…

At The Mountains of Madness (1931) – H.P. Lovecraft

Lovecraft’s unnerving novella, At the Mountains of Madness was my next read, and I can’t believe how much I enjoyed it. It’s dark, frightening, and immensely enjoyable. An Antarctic expedition finds something they don’t expect, and from there the tale descends into horror and madness. I feel that the story influenced the short story of…

Kameradschaft (1931) -G.W. Pabst

  The next title up for review in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is one I’d previously covered as I return to the Action & Adventure genre, the fantastic Wages of Fear, so I dove right into the few recommendations for this one that I hadn’t covered yet, starting with this French-German…

Boardwalk Empire: Season 5

HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning period series comes to a close this week, with its final season being released to Blu-Ray and DVD today. A truncated eight episode season wraps up storylines for the show’s characters as Nucky Thompson’s (Steve Buscemi) career seems to be coming to an end. Set six years after the…

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) & Jekyll (2007)

  So after an amazing day yesterday, I settled in to watch another film from the 101 Horror Movies book. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Fredric March in the duel role. Two points – number one, I liked it. Number two, I didn’t like the name pronunciation, I’ve always grown up calling him Doctor…

M (1931)

Fritz Lang did it again. Of all the films I’ve watched so far, using 101 Horror Movies as my guide, this and Nosferatu are probably my favorites so far. The story is good, and its also very disturbing. Peter Lorre plays Hans Beckert, and he is a child killer, first appearing as a malignant shadow talking…

The Golem (1920) & Frankenstein (1931)

Last night’s fare featured slightly similar themed films, man creating life, playing god as it were. The first film up was from 1920, and one of the last silent films recommended in 101 Horror Movies, the German film The Golem. The second film up came from Hollywood, and the year 1931, and featured Boris Karloff…