1940s, 3/4, David Lean, Drama, Review

This Happy Breed

#8 in my ranking of David Lean's films. David Lean continues his burgeoning directing career by working again closely with Noel Coward, this time adapting one of his plays for the screen. Telling the story of a middle class British family from the end of one World War to the start of the next, This… Continue reading This Happy Breed

1940s, 3/4, David Lean, Drama, Review, War

In Which We Serve

#11 in my ranking of David Lean's films. David Lean's first feature film as a director after a decade as an film editor came about because Noel Coward wanted to direct his own film but wasn't sure enough of his own abilities directing a film. So, Lean was brought in with his reputation as the… Continue reading In Which We Serve

Planet of the Apes, Top Ten

The Planet of the Apes Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

Another franchise viewed, reviewed, and ranked definitively. It's gonna be a while before the tenth film in the franchise gets released, so it avoids being the dreaded Top 10 for some time. It's a ticking clock, though. It's a franchise that should never have existed, coasted on money for a long while, got lucky a… Continue reading The Planet of the Apes Franchise: The Definitive Ranking

2010s, 3.5/4, Matt Reeves, Planet of the Apes, Review, Science Fiction

War for the Planet of the Apes

#3 in my Ranking of the Planet of the Apes Franchise. The renewed Apes franchise comes to a conclusive end (while keeping things open for further sequels that are currently in development) with a trilogy capper that intelligently explores the fallout from the previous film for the main character. Matt Reeves follows up one of… Continue reading War for the Planet of the Apes

2010s, 4/4, Matt Reeves, Planet of the Apes, Review, Science Fiction

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

#1 in my Ranking of the Planet of the Apes Franchise. Matt Reeves took the foundation laid in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and he just flat out ran with it, making one of the best looking, most emotionally involving and satisfying, and all around best built film of the franchise. Everything about… Continue reading Dawn of the Planet of the Apes