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….

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…

What Ever Happpened to Baby Jane? (1962)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is one of those films that has grown beyond itself to become the stuff of Hollywood legend. There were stories of the feud between the leads that spanned their entire lives. Because of it, I think it lends the sense of vicious sibling rivalry that is evident throughout the…