Film #285: "Guys and Dolls" (1955)
Guys and Dolls. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. United States, 1955. Guys and Dolls isn’t a bad film, but it isn’t necessarily a good one either. To me, the film’s biggest problem is that it isn’t all that memorable. There’s a lot of other movies I would rather watch and certainly a lot of musicals that I think outshine Guys and Dolls by a very wide margin. There isn’t...
Film #172: "Double Indemnity" (1944)
Double Indemnity. Billy Wilder. United States, 1944. Double Indemnity was my first film noir. That’s a large part of the reason why I decided to watch it. There was something a bit mysterious about the film to me. I knew I would love seeing a film with a style I had never seen before. Double Indemnity is such a fantastic film. I love old movies, but there’s something about this...
Film #141: "Citizen Kane" (1941)
Citizen Kane. Orson Welles. United States, 1941. I just saw this film for the first time recently and I was justly amazed. Though I myself would be incredibly reluctant to refer to any film as “the greatest of all time,” I can certainly see why so many place this label upon Citizen Kane. Not only does the film continued its ability to keep attention, but watching it now makes it...