4 Reasons Why “Sunset Boulevard” is a Masterpiece of American Cinema

There’s nothing else. Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close-up. – Norma Desmond Hollywood had never been so faithfully depicted before as in Billy Wilder’s production of Sunset Blvd. Remembered today, as a noir icon – right alongside […]

5 Reasons Why “The Third Man” Is The Best British Movie of All Time

You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo […]

4 Reasons Why “City Lights” Is Charlie Chaplin’s Best Movie

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“Naturalness is the greatest requisite of comedy. It must be real and true to life. I believe in realism absolutely. Real things appeal to the people far quicker than the grotesque. My comedy is actual life, with the slightest twist or exaggeration, you might say, to bring out what it might be under certain circumstances.” […]

5 Reasons Why “The Searchers” is the Best American Western Movie of All Time

Since Edwin S. Porter’s The Great Train Robbery released in 1903, western films became a popular genre among audiences and an important studio product until a ‘recent’ decline – which started somewhere around the late 1970s – leading the genre from a wider screen presence to an art house confinement. When referring to western films, […]