1950s, 4/4, Film Noir, Fritz Lang, Review

The Big Heat

Fritz Lang film noir: how could you possibly go wrong? What starts as a rather routine procedural noir gains a surprisingly extra emotional punch through the curious relationship that develops between its two leads, Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. This is a special example of the genre, demonstrating the strong results that could be had… Continue reading The Big Heat

1950s, 4/4, Comedy, Drama, Fellini, Review

Nights of Cabiria

#1 in my ranking of Federico Fellini's films. This might end up being my favorite Fellini. It's use of character is so clear and on point while it's perfectly acted, centered on Giulietta Masina's wonderful performance as the eponymous Cabiria. From the opening to its tragic but still hopeful ending, Nights of Cabiria is a… Continue reading Nights of Cabiria