A Christmas Carol | Scrooge (1951) – Brian Desmond Hurst (Eric Norcross)

A skeevey curmudgeon is given an opportunity to change his vile ways when he is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve: the spirit of his former business partner Jacob … Continue reading A Christmas Carol | Scrooge (1951) – Brian Desmond Hurst (Eric Norcross)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – Frank Capra (Eric Norcross)

A guardian angel gives a desperate businessman a peek at what the world would be like if he had never lived.

Heathers (1988) – Michael Lehmann (Alex Harman)

It’s interesting how you can look back through decades past and find that, no matter the generation, there is always that one film that seems to epitomise the teen girls … Continue reading Heathers (1988) – Michael Lehmann (Alex Harman)

His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks (Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: Ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) tries to stop his ex-wife and ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) from marrying nice Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) so she can … Continue reading His Girl Friday (1940) – Howard Hawks (Niall McArdle)

Santa Fe Trail (1940) – Michael Curtiz (Niall McArdle)

Beware the Warner Brothers film that bounds and bounces over history as jauntily as Errol Flynn buckled his swash. The 1940 horse opera ‘Santa Fe Trail’, directed by Michael Curtiz, … Continue reading Santa Fe Trail (1940) – Michael Curtiz (Niall McArdle)

Casablanca (1942) – Michael Curtiz (Eric Norcross)

Casablanca, Morocco at the start of World War II: American expatriate and business owner Rick Blaine runs into a long lost love interest, on the run from the Nazis.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Blake Edwards (Niall McArdle)

For a whole generation Audrey Hepburn helped define what it was to be a single girl in the city, until the notion got redefined, first by Diane Keaton, then by … Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Blake Edwards (Niall McArdle)

Gone With The Wind (1939) Victor Fleming/George Cukor (Eric Norcross)

Dixieland, just before the American Civil War: a manipulative self-centered Southern belle has to grow up and overcome her selfish ways to survive the onslaught of disaster that surrounds her.

Les Quatre Cents Coups (The 400 Blows) (1959) – Francois Truffant (Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: A neglected young boy in Paris is sent to reform school for petty thievery.

Un Chien Andalou (1929) – Luis Bunuel (Sight & Sound Critic Poll Series)

Top 100 position – Joint 93rd Short Summary: Un Chien Andalou is a 1929 silent surrealist short film by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí.