1920s, 2.5/4, Comedy, Howard Hawks, Review

Fig Leaves

Howard Hawks' first film, The Road to Glory, is lost to time, so I start here with his first comedy and second film, Fig Leaves. A comedy about the unchanging nature of the relationships between men and women over time, it is surprisingly funny 95 years after its production, but it also bears some of… Continue reading Fig Leaves

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