The Invasion (2007) – Oliver Hirschbiegel

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me the latest update of the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers tale, and after years of hearing terrible things about it, I think my expectations going into it were low enough that I was actually fairly entertained by it. Except for the need for a happy Hollywood ending… I…

Mildred Pierce (1945) – Michael Curtiz

  Joan Crawford stars in this recommendation following my screening of Les Enfants du Paradis for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. I’ve never been a huge Crawford fan, but quite enjoyed her turn in this film, a strong drama, that starts with┬áthe murder of Monte Beragon (Zachary Scott). Told through her…