Étiquettes » Charles Laughton

The Mad Movie Challenge ... Hobson's Choice (1953)

As the month comes to a close it’s time for the Mad Movie Challenge when Kristina from Speakeasy assigns me a film I’ve yet to see and I in turn do the same for what I hope to be her viewing pleasure. 818 mots de plus


Film Noir Friday: The Suspect (1944)

Robert Siodmak helms The Suspect, a twisting 1944 film noir with a sincere dose of London fog. This picture features a screenplay by Bertram Millhauser and Arthur T. 552 mots de plus


Storm Warning

I’d seen it before. His face darkening. Glowering. I don’t mean in the theatrical sense. There were no histrionics involved. No actor could build the layers, manufacture the almost imperceptible tautness at the edges of the mouth, flex and purse the bottom lip in ways that suggested appraisal. 296 mots de plus


Spartacus (1960)

Kirk Douglas stars as a gladiator who instigates a rebellion and forms an army of slaves to challenge the might of ancient Rome.

The best of the swords and sandals epics of yesteryear, this is also probably Stanley Kubrick’s most mainstream work although it still contains more adult material than most. 128 mots de plus


Island of Lost Souls (1932): All’s Wells that ends well

Island of Lost Souls was not the first adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau, but it was the last the author would live to see, and his distaste for it was so great that he was reportedly pleased when the film was banned in the United Kingdom. 972 mots de plus

Movie Reviews

Advise & Consent (1962)

This is an Otto Preminger film about politics. That should send off fireworks because such a divisive topic is only going to get more controversial with a man such as Preminger at the helm — a man known for his various run-ins with the Production Code. 672 mots de plus



The « Sanctuary! » scene from the classic 1939 version of Victor Hugo’s « Hunchback of Notre Dame, » starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O’Hara as Esmeralda. 129 mots de plus