The Maltese Falcon (1941) – John Huston (Guest post by Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: San Francisco private eye Sam Spade has to deal with an oddball assortment of crooks intent on getting a priceless statue. Advertisements

North by Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: A Madison Avenue ad executive, Roger Thornhill, is mistaken by enemy spies as CIA agent George Kaplan, a man who doesn’t even exist. Or, as the publicity had it, … Continue reading North by Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

The Big Lebowski (1998) – The Coen Brothers (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

Synoposis: Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, the unemployed, pot-smoking, White Russian-drinking ten-pin bowler, gets caught up in a case of mistaken identity, blackmail, pornography, missing toes and a peed-on rug in … Continue reading The Big Lebowski (1998) – The Coen Brothers (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

City Lights – Charlie Chaplin (1931)

Short Plot Summary: The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.

The Big Sleep (1947) – Howard Hawks (a guest post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis:  Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by millionaire General Sternwood to investigate a case of blackmail involving pornographic photos of his  daughter, Carmen. Sternwood is really trying … Continue reading The Big Sleep (1947) – Howard Hawks (a guest post from Niall McArdle)

Blade Runner – 1982 (Guest Post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: In a rainy, polluted Los Angeles in 2019, genetic engineers for the Tyrell Corporation have created replicants – superhuman androids that are used as slave labour in outer space, … Continue reading Blade Runner – 1982 (Guest Post from Niall McArdle)

The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick

Short Plot Summary: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific … Continue reading The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick

Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (1976)

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Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón

Short Plot Summary: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

MANHATTAN – Woody Allen

Short Plot Summary: A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead.