Guys And Dolls

Guys And Dolls US (1955) Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz In the 1930’s it was “Garbo Talks!”; it the 1950’s it was “Brando Sings!” Well, not quite but it did make some wonder if the hottest box office star of the period known for his brooding, naturalistic anti-hero roles in films such as On The Waterfront … Continue reading Guys And Dolls

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now US (1979) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola MIB’s road to film buff redemption continues with this first time viewing of one of the most celebrated and seminal of war films, Coppola’s epic nightmare ride Apocalypse Now. Taking as its inspiration the novella Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, Coppola takes us on a voyage … Continue reading Apocalypse Now

On The Waterfront

On The Waterfront US (1954) Dir. Elia Kazan With eight Oscars to its credit and boasting an incendiary central performance from Marlon Brando, On The Waterfront stands as one of the more daunting classics I am viewing for the first time. Based on a real life situation, this tale centres around Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando), … Continue reading On The Waterfront

The Godfather

The Godfather US (1972) Dir. Francis Ford Coppola Of all the classic films that regularly feature as close the top as possible in the Greatest Film Ever lists that I’m coming to far too late in my film buff life, The Godfather (and its sequels – although I am aware the third is the least … Continue reading The Godfather