[Review] To Catch a Thief

Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are a dream pairing, but when you add diamonds, burglary and the French Riviera into the mix, you suddenly have a hefty amount of glamour and intrigue. To Catch a Thief, released in 1955 and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, sees Grant's John Robie, a retired cat burglar, accused of a... Continue Reading →

[Review] Casablanca

Casablanca has an emotive plot, set against World War II and the impact it had on refugees and the ability to travel. The eclectic, multinational clientele of Rick's Bar reveals German officers rubbing shoulders with petty criminals and gamblers. After knowing the iconic lines "Here's looking at you, kid" and "Of all the gin joints in... Continue Reading →

[Review] High Society

High Society (1956) Director: Charles Walters Starring: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra Socialite Tracy Lord (Kelly) is getting married, however her first husband, C. K. Dexter (Crosby), is still in love with her and when a journalist (Sinatra) arrives to cover the nuptials, Tracy suddenly has more than one suitor vying for her attention.... Continue Reading →

[Review] Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter (1945) Director: David Lean Starring: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard Protagonists Laura Jesson and Dr Alec Harvey repeatedly meet by chance and, although married to other people, embark on a short affair that neither one of them will ever forget. Winner of the Grand Prize of the Festival at the Cannes Film Festival (1946) Nominated... Continue Reading →

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