Ninotchka (1939) – Ernst Lubitsch

  My time with Greta Garbo comes to an end with this recommended title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and this one ends up being my favorite, I think. Billy Wilder has his fingerprints on the screenplay for this Oscar nominated film that sees Garbo playing a Soviet envoy on…

Superman II (1980) – Richard Lester

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book just keeps paying off, I’m loving this incredibly large tome, and I can’t believe how quickly I’m working my way through it (admittedly I’ve seen, and reviewed a lot of the stuff before). Having previously reviewed Superman: The Movie, I moved forward to the next title, Superman II. Now, I…

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) – Charles Crichton

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues its recommendations following the viewing of Kind Hearts and Coronets with this Alec Guinness/Stanley Holloway robbery movie, and features a tiny, blink and you miss it appearance of a young Audrey Hepburn. The director also shot Hue and Cry, and one of the other…

Paris Asleep (1925)

Rene Clair brings us a wonderfully little film, that I would never have heard of if it were not for the 101 Sci-Fi Movies. A silent film that is set against the backdrop of 1920s Paris the visuals of the famed City of Lights are delightful, and a lot of the film is shot in…