Slumdog Millionaire (2008) – Danny Boyle

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of On The Waterfront is this immensely enjoyable tale. Boyle’s kinetic, energetic film style is well-served in this film, that is a dramatic, heart-on-its-sleeve film that one 8 academy awards and that year’s ceremonies, including Best Picture, Best Director,…

Hue and Cry (1947) – Charles Crichton

The first of the recommendations from Kind Hearts and Coronets from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and as much as I enjoyed seeing Alec Guinness in multiple roles, meeting various forms of death, this one was a surprise and a delight. This is a film I had never even heard of,…

The Gold Rush (1925) – Charlie Chaplin

Welcome to a new book for me to work my way through , this time it’s Great Movies, 100 Years of Film. The book itself is broken into genres and each genre has about 10 films, but with each recommendation (many of which I’ve seen), there are 5 or more additional titles that tie-in so…