Secret Agent (1936) – Alfred Hitchcock

  I dive back into the Thriller genre for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, and the title this time around is North by Northwest, which I’ve previously covered for the blog, but not all the recommendations that follow it have been reviewed here on the blog. So I’m about to dig…

Casablanca (1942) – Michael Curtiz

  As we move back to the Romance and Melodrama genre in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, we get to revisit one of my favourite films (many people share that opinion, and who can blame them?!) – Casablanca. It came along at just the right time, had just the right cast,…

The Maltese Falcon (1941) – John Huston

Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir that is the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of The Big Sleep. Dashiel Hammett’s book comes to life under the direction of John Huston, who also penned the adapted screenplay, with gumshoe Sam Spade (Bogart) finding himself…

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

  So Disney shows up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list with this classic from 1954. Based on the classic tale by Jules Verne, Disney pulled out all the stops and brought a lavish, extravagant production to the big screen, with an all-star cast including James Mason, Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre. The film, set…

M (1931)

Fritz Lang did it again. Of all the films I’ve watched so far, using 101 Horror Movies as my guide, this and Nosferatu are probably my favorites so far. The story is good, and its also very disturbing. Peter Lorre plays Hans Beckert, and he is a child killer, first appearing as a malignant shadow talking…