The Ninth Gate (1999) – Roman Polanski

Johnny Depp finds himself caught up in a literary supernatural film noir that serves as the next entry in the chapter of The Devil’s Work in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movie. Using the novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte as its basis the film follows a book detective, Corso (Depp) who is hired…

Our Hospitality (1923) – John G. Blystone and Buster Keaton

Today I dig into the What Else to Watch part of DK Canada’s The Movie Book for my screening of Steamboat Bill, Jr. And I am delighted that the next few titles in the list are all Buster Keaton films I’ve never seen. Today it’s Our Hospitality, and once again, Keaton pulls out all the…

Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) – Monte Hellman

  The next road movie I take on for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s recommendation following Easy Rider is this flick that stars James Taylor (yes that James Taylor) as The Driver. The Driver, and his pal, The Mechanic (Dennis Wilson), work together, with as little dialogue as possible, as they…

The Seven Year Itch (1955) – Billy Wilder

Marilyn Monroe is featured in another title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book recommendation following Some Like It Hot. Based on George Axelrod’s stage play, which he and director Billy Wilder adapted for the screen, Monroe is cast simply as The Girl, and there is evidence to suggest that her entire existence…

Safety Last (1923) – Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor

This silent film classic ends up being more of a comedy than an action film but the physicality of the gags and stunts make it a worthy addition to the 101 Action Movies list. Everyone, whether they have seen the film or not, is familiar with the image of Harold Lloyd hanging form a clock face…