The Third Man (1949) – Carol Reed

  Joseph Cotten finds himself caught up in a dark thriller in this next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Big Sleep. Cotten plays Western novelist Holly Martins, who arrives in post-war Austria to see his friend, Harry Lime (Orson Welles). Unfortunately after his arrival,…

F for Fake (1973) – Orson Welles

  The final Orson Welles recommended title following my screening of Citizen Kane for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, is this entertaining, quick-cutting, documentary about frauds, forgery, and fakery. Wandering delightfully from subject to subject, Welles regales the viewer with a number of stories, most based in fact, about lies and…

Chimes at Midnight (1965) – Orson Welles

  So I’m getting back on track with the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and am getting ready to finish up my time with Mr. Welles. I was quite looking forward to sitting down and watching this one, as I do like my Shakespeare, and I was quite interested to see how…

Touch of Evil (1958) – Orson Welles

  The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of Citizen Kane, is this noir film starring Welles, Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh. This film was stunning for the beautiful camera work alone. Everyone talks about the opening shot, but it’s always amazing to see it. And…

The Lady From Shanghai (1947) – Orson Welles

  Welles takes us in to the film noir world as he writes, directs and stars in this adaptation of Sherwood King’s novel; the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Citizen Kane. Welles plays Michael O’Hara, replete with Irish accent, a rough and tumble sailor,…

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) – Orson Welles

  This is the first time I’d seen this one, and honestly, it was the first time I’d ever heard of it. That being said, I quite liked this film by Welles, which serves as one of the recommended follow-up titles to my viewing of Citizen Kane from the Great Movies – 100 Years of…

Citizen Kane (1941) – Orson Welles

  I first saw this movie in my film studies class at university. I was bored out of my skull. How was this considered one of the greatest movies ever made? In fact most of that course put me off film for the better part of a year. So I was curious to see what…

The War of The Worlds (1953)

The updated moral of the story may be remember to get your vaccination shots, but this film, a welcome re-discovery on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is always an enjoyable watch. Based on the immortal tale by H.G. Wells, the story is updated, and lifted from England, and placed on the Pacific coast of the…