Le Boucher (1970) – Claude Chabrol

  The final recommendation that accompanied Greed in Great Movies – 100 Years of Film is a slow burn of a drama, that moves to an inescapable and lonely climax. Jean Yanne is Paul Thomas ‘Popaul’, a vet who has returned home to the village in which he grew up, to run the local butchery….

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – John Huston

  The recommendations from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for Greed, brought me the opportunity to rewatch this Bogart classic that I haven’t watched in years! A tale of greed overtaking humanity features Humphrey Bogart as Dobbs, a down on his luck American in a small town in Mexico. When he and Curtin (Tim…

Double Indemnity (1944) – Billy Wilder

  Billy Wilder’s classic film noir starring Fred MacMurray Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson continues to captivate, and I was happy to revisit it as one of the recommendations following my screening of Greed for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Wilder developed the script with Raymond Chandler and the result…

Children of Men (2006) – Alfonso Cuaron

  The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list comes to an end with Children of Men, and I honestly couldn’t think of a better film to end it on. Director Alfonso Cuaron brings an adaptation of P.D. James novel to life in a vivid way, combining all that is the best of humanity, our callousness, our greed,…

Greed (1924) – Erich von Stroheim

  The Great Movies – 100 Year of Film book brings me the first drama title to take a look at. Directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the novel, McTeague by Frank Norris, Greed is a massive story, that when originally put together by Stroheim for a screening, ran for nine and a half hours!!…