Movie Review – Now, Voyager

Now, Voyager US (1942) Dir. Irving Rapper Parents are supposed to look out for our best interests and many do, but there comes a time when they have to take the training wheels off and let the child live their own life. Insisting they know best isn’t always going to last as a reason for … Continue reading Movie Review – Now, Voyager

Movie Review – Dark Victory

Dark Victory US (1939) Dir. Edmund Goulding Withholding the truth from some is rarely a good idea although there are circumstances where the fantasy is better than the reality. It’s a judgement call we all have to make at some point, but the situation would have to be very drastic if we do so. The … Continue reading Movie Review – Dark Victory

Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte US (1964) Dir. Robert Aldrich Following the surprise success of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? in 1962 the immediate reaction was to capitalise with a second film featuring the feuding screen titans Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. It didn’t quite work out that way but this Southern gothic thriller is still seen … Continue reading Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? US (1962) Dir. Robert Aldrich What do you do when you have two of the biggest stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood who have a famous long-standing personal and bitter rivalry? You cast them as sisters in a film of course! That is the big draw for this … Continue reading What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?

The Whales Of August

The Whales Of August USA (1987) Dir. Lindsey Anderson In a small cliff top house by the shores of Maine live two elderly sisters Sarah (Lillian Gish) and Libby (Bette Davis). The elder Sarah looks after he younger sibling whose eyesight is waning, as is her lust for life. When an old Russian aristocrat Mr. … Continue reading The Whales Of August

Of Human Bondage

Of Human Bondage US (1934) Dir. John Cromwell A mild-mannered club-footed artist Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) returns to London from Paris to pick up his medical studies again where he meets and becomes infatuated with brassy and coarse waitress Mildred Rogers (Bette Davis). Initially Mildred is frosty towards Philip but eventually agrees to a date, … Continue reading Of Human Bondage

All About Eve

All About Eve US (1950) Dr. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Celebrated Broadway actress Margot Channing (Bette Davis) is introduced to über obsessive fan Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) by close friend Karen Richards (Celeste Holm), wife of playwright Lloyd (Hugh Marlowe). The group welcome poor Eve into their circle with Margot taking her on as her personal … Continue reading All About Eve