Miami Vice (1986) – Stone’s War, and Killshot

Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) get caught up with journalist Ira Stone (Bob Balaban) again, when the reporter shows up in the aptly titled Stone’s War. Written and directed by David Jackson, the episode first debuted on 3 October, 1986. Stone comes to Crockett in Miami when he finally has…

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) – Tay Garnett

The first title on the What Else to Watch list following my screening of Ossessione for The Movie Book, from DK Canada, is the first U.S. adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel, which also served as the basis for Ossessione. The film stars Lana Turner and John Garfield as Cora Smith and Frank Chambers. Frank…

Desire (1936) – Frank Borzage

The What Else to Watch lists in DK Canada’s The Movie Book are proving to be very enjoyable as I dig into more films I wasn’t aware of, and discovering some great cinematic moments. Having previously reviewed Blue Angel, I’ve moved right onto the recommendations from the What Else to Watch section, and dug into…

Rififi (1955) – Jules Dassin

  I love when the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film brings me a film that I’d never heard of, and then makes me fall in love with it. I dove back into the thriller and crime chapter of the book and was promptly introduced to this brilliant French film that tells of the…

All About Eve (1950) – Joseph L. Mankiewicz

The next drama title that was recommended following my screening of Les Enfants du Paradis from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, All About Eve is a tale of ambition and betrayal, with a stellar script and direction by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Bette Davis stars as an aging theater actress, Margo Channing,…

La Dolce Vita (1960) – Federico Fellini

The strong recommendations from my viewing of Rules of the Game for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continue with this beautifully made film. Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) is a journalist who runs all over Rome from evening to dawn collecting tabloid stories alongside his sometimes photographer Paparazzo (Walter Santesso). He’s a bit…

Bitter Moon (1992) – Roman Polanski

The final recommendation for Pandora’s Box from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is this darkly comic study of sex, desire, greed and cruelty from Roman Polanski. Nigel (Hugh Grant) and Fiona (Kristin Scott Thomas) have been married for seven years, and are on a Mediterranean cruise as an anniversary present, and…