Laura

Laura US (1944) Dir. Otto Preminger Within the milieu of film noir at least one staple will never change - that being the male lead falling in love with the female lead when he know he shouldn’t. That’s fair enough, since you can’t choose who you fall in love with, but when that female is … Continue reading Laura

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof US (1958) Dir. Richard Brooks For many people in today’s world the dysfunctional family began with The Simpsons but they have nothing on the Pollitt Family, the central clan of this film based on the 1955 play of the same name from Southern heavyweight Tennessee Williams. The patriarch of … Continue reading Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Rebecca

Rebecca US (1940) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock Having made his name in his native Britain Alfred Hitchcock set sail across the pond to the glitzy centre of filmmaking in the west, Hollywood. His first film made on US soil was an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1938 novel Rebecca, and was produced by none other than … Continue reading Rebecca