Key Largo (1948) – John Huston

The next title on the What Else to Watch following DK Canada’s The Movie Book recommendation of Casablanca is the classic drama from director John Huston, Key Largo. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Edward G. Robinson the story is sharp, well-written penned by Huston and Richard Brooks, from a stage play by Maxwell Anderson….

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – The God Complex, and Closing Time

The Doctor (Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) find themselves in a spooky hotel when the TARDIS lands in this week’s episode… The God Complex. Written by Toby Whithouse, this occasionally scary episode first aired on 17 September, 2011. It seems the hotel that the Time Lord and his Companions are stuck in,…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989) – Contagion, and The Royale

Captain’s log: stardate 42609.1 Airing on 27 March, 1989, Contagion is a fairly solid story written by Steve Gerber and Beth Woods. In response to a distress call from their sister ship, the U.S.S. Yamato, Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) orders the Enterprise to violate the Romulan Neutral Zone. Racing towards the ship, the Enterprise downloads…

Hevn [Revenge] (2015) – Kjersti Steinsbo

  Beginning its Canadian theatrical run at the Lightbox, the Norway-Canadian co-production of Steinsbo’s directorial debut makes an impression. Featuring multi-layered characters set against the gorgeous backdrop of western Norway, Hevn is a revenge thriller that is tautly paced, strongly directed, and features some very nice performances from all the players. The film follows Andrea…

The Grand Hotel (1932) – Edmund Goulding

  It’s time to check in on Greta Garbo again, as we take on another recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Anna Karenina. This one is based on the novel by Vicki Baum, and is filled with melodrama, one for almost every room in the hotel….

White Christmas (1954) – Michael Curtiz

Sure, we’re only part way through November, but this was the next title on the recommendation list from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of the Jazz Singer. Despite being set at Christmas, this isn’t an overly sappy holiday season movie, sure the signature song pretty much opens and closes…

The Beyond (1981)

The 101 Horror Movies has checked me into another spooky hotel. If the Overlook from The Shining was a study in creepiness and getting your under skin, the Louisiana hotel featured in this film is a blunt instrument more fixated on gore and gruesome. Lucio Fulci’s film has none of the subtlety of Kubrick’s masterpiece and instead…