Posts Tagged ‘murder’

Edmund Gwenn (Capt. Albert Wiles), John Forsythe (Sam Marlowe), Mildred Natwick (Miss Ivy Gravely). Screenplay by John Michael Hayes. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Rating: PG. Running time: 99 minutes. God this is boring. I actually hated this film. The still I picked above is about as visually striking as it gets, and the plot line […]

Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy), Karl Malden (Father Barry), Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly), Rod Steiger (Charley ‘the Gent’ Malloy), Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle). Directed by Elia Kazan. Screenplay by Budd Schulberg. Rating: PG. Running time: 108 minutes. Never has and never will a film be made that is quite as awe-inspiring as On The […]

Toshirô Mifune (Tajômaru), Machiko Kyô (Masako Kanazawa), Masayuki Mori (Takehiro Kanazawa), Takashi Shimura (Woodcutter), Minoru Chiaki (Priest), Kichijirô Ueda (Commoner). Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Screenplay by Akira Kurosawa. Rating: 12. Running time: 88 minutes. The opening line of Rashômon is ‘I don’t understand.’ Nor do I, completely. It feels like the type of film so rich in its […]

Diane Keaton (Carol Lipton), Woody Allen (Larry Lipton). Directed by Woody Allen. Screenplay by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman. Rating: PG. Running time: 104 minutes. What a delightful comedy. I really can’t think of a Woody Allen film that’s made me laugh quite as much as Manhattan Murder Mystery. It appears on its surface to […]