West Side Story (2021) – Steven Spielberg

When I first heard that Spielberg was taking on the classic musical, West Side Story, previously immortalized on celluloid by iconic director Robert Wise, I was a little dubious. Not that I didn’t trust Spielberg. Even with some of his weaker films (BFG) he arguably does something unique and noteworthy, even if it just demonstrates…

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…