The Ladykillers UK (1955) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Is there such a thing as a criminal mastermind? They can devise complex, ingenious, and audacious plans to commit a robbery that in theory are foolproof. The only thing they never envision is being caught - or that their downfall would come from an unlikely source. Mrs. Wilberforce … Continue reading The Ladykillers
The Man In The White Suit UK (1951) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Ealing Comedies are usually associated with gentle, homely affairs typifying post-War, British feel good cinema. In fact, many of their films were scathing satires on the class system and the captains of industry - like this classic under review here. Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) … Continue reading The Man In The White Suit
Whisky Galore! UK (1949) Dir. Alexander Mackendrick Ealing Comedies - along with the output from the Boulting brothers - has become a byword for a certain style of quaint, witty, subtly subversive, working class British comedy film since the late forties until a decade later when the likes of the Carry On! films took over. … Continue reading Whisky Galore!