While the nature of human fear hasn’t changed, this movie differs from its Universal monster predecessors. As a post-WWII flick, the sensibility of this movie reflects a different America.
Gladys Cooper enjoyed a brilliant career that spanned seven decades. From magazines to talkies to musicals to dramas, there was little she didn’t try her hand at. In the early 1900s, she began appearing in comedic and musical plays
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) has become a sleeper hit with audiences and a darling with critics. It’s a witty, dark film with some stunning performances. And there is nothing quite like it, at least in recent years. All these aspects allow it to stand out against a loud and brash superhero universe or a saccharine-laced animated bobble-head.
I’ve always been enamored of trains in old movies. It’s probably the gloss of Old Hollywood and was never as glamorous as it appears to be on-screen, but train travel looks so romantic. Plush cabins, sleeper cars, seated meals, large windows with a rolling view. A private cabin where you can quietly read a book…
Lawrence of Arabia explores two disappearing cultures at once. Both the English Victorian era and the bedu culture were fading. Lawrence represents the typical disillusionment of the youth thrown into WWI.