Movie Review – House On Haunted Hill

House On Haunted Hill US (1959) Dir. William Castle How much money would it take for you to spend the night in a supposed haunted house where your chances of survival are not guaranteed? It sounds like a risky deal when laid out like that yet it would depend on your belief in the supernatural … Continue reading Movie Review – House On Haunted Hill

Movie Review – Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary's Baby US (1968) Dir. Roman Polanski “Just be a mother to your baby!” And you thought labour was the most torturous part of having a baby, that is nothing compared to what poor Rosemary goes through in this psychological horror that has somehow eluded me despite its 50-plus year reputation as a piece of … Continue reading Movie Review – Rosemary’s Baby

Movie Review – My Man Godfrey

My Man Godfrey US (1936) Dir. Gregory La Cava Whatever it is money can buy, one thing it can’t buy you class, which explains why those who have wealth are inherently entitled and assume a misguided sense of superiority over the rest of us. Who needs a silver spoon when they are born when integrity … Continue reading Movie Review – My Man Godfrey

Movie Review – The Pink Panther Strikes Again

The Pink Panther Strikes Again UK (1976) Dir. Blake Edwards We’ve all upset people in our time, but hopefully not to the point that they would want to kill us. Generally, we never know just how badly we have upset them or how fragile their psyche is that they would want to exact such extreme … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pink Panther Strikes Again

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

Movie Review – The Bat

The Bat US (1959) Dir. Crane Wilbur “No matter how clever you are, you can’t hide murder.” Yet still they try. All roads lead to the truth eventually; regardless of how careful one has been to cover their tracks or how much they wish it to be true, the perfect crime has yet to be … Continue reading Movie Review – The Bat

Movie Review – The Thing From Another World

The Thing From Another World US (1951) Dir. Christian Nyby In the event of an alien invasion, whom would you side with - the scientists wanting to learn from these intergalactic visitors or the military who see them as a threat without evidence and want to blow them to pieces? Maybe there is a middle … Continue reading Movie Review – The Thing From Another World

Movie Review – Top Hat

Top Hat US (1935) Dir. Mark Sandrich Jumping to conclusions, as the aphorism goes, is the only way some people get exercise, yet can be quite harmful when an issue is contested without possession of the full facts. Embarrassment and humiliation as well as collateral damage are the usual results, all of which could be … Continue reading Movie Review – Top Hat

Movie Review – The Pink Panther

The Pink Panther US (1963) Dir. Blake Edwards Anyone reading this of a certain vintage will have two images in their mind upon seeing the title The Pink Panther - either the madcap antics of the inexplicably ranked Inspector Clouseau or the silent cartoon character with his own TV show who drove a flashy sports … Continue reading Movie Review – The Pink Panther