Editor’s Pick – Two For the Road (1967)

Director: Stanley Donen | Runtime: 1h 51mins | Drama, Romance, Comedy Mark (Albert Finney) and Joanna’s (Audrey Hepburn) rocky marriage is shown at different times in their ten year commitment to each other, all of which are during their times travelling through Europe. Romance is mostly summed up by it’s most formulaic examples, those movies that have been spewed out for decades about finding yours … Continue reading Editor’s Pick – Two For the Road (1967)

REEL Review – In a Lonely Place (1950)

Director: Nicholas Ray | Runtime: 93mins | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance Erratic and sometimes violent Screenwriter Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart) is suspected of murder, but luckily his new neighbour Laurel (Gloria Grahame) acts as his alibi. The two start seeing each other, but with the police still suspicious and his personality becoming clearer, Laurel begins to question his innocence. Often Film-Noir is postered with the stoic … Continue reading REEL Review – In a Lonely Place (1950)

REEL Review – Onibaba (1964)

Director: Kaneto Shindo | Runtime: 1h 43mins | Drama, Horror | Language: Japanese Two women make a living by killing Samurai and selling their clothes for food. When an acquaintance comes back from the war, the relationship between the two women becomes fragile. Japan have always excelled at the connection between narrative and the spiritual breakdown of it’s characters, films like Woman in the Dunes … Continue reading REEL Review – Onibaba (1964)

Editor’s Pick – Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Director: Alain Resnais | Runtime: 1h 30mins | Drama, Romance | Language: French, Japanese A French Actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese Architect (Eiji Okada) spend the night together in Hiroshima. Once the two spend more time together, they realise that they may never see each other again. Under the watchful gaze of Resnais’ French New Wave style, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a thoughtful romance … Continue reading Editor’s Pick – Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

REEL Classics – The Stranger (1946)

The Stranger (1946) director: Orson Welles | runtime: 1h 35mins | film-noir, drama After following a war criminal Mr. Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a Detective for the War Crimes Commission, finds himself in the small town of Hopper, Connecticut. After the war criminal dies, he begins pursuing the real target, an infamous Nazi who now goes by the name of Charles Rankin (Orson Welles). For … Continue reading REEL Classics – The Stranger (1946)

REEL Classics – The Lady Eve (1941)

The Lady Eve (1941) Director: Preston Sturges | Runtime: 1h 34mins | Comedy, Romance Jean (Barbara Stanwyck) and her card shark friends plan to a hustle the young and naive Charles (Henry Fonda), the heir to a million dollar brewery company. When the plan fails and leaves Jean heartbroken, she decides to get her own back by infiltrating the young millionaires personal life with a … Continue reading REEL Classics – The Lady Eve (1941)