Review: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Posted in - classic film & reviews on March 28th 2010 0 Comments

“I shot an arrow in the air, she fell to earth in Berkeley Square”

My fascination with post-war British cinema keeps growing and growing!  For my birthday, I went on a small shopping spree at DVD Planet and picked up a few new Criterion DVDs for my collection.  One of these was Robert Hamer’s …

Review: Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Posted in - classic film & reviews & vivien leigh on March 22nd 2010 6 Comments

I always get excited when I have the opportunity to introduce my real life friends to my favorite films, especially when those films also introduce them to Vivien Leigh and/or Laurence Olivier.  Not many of the people I know in real life are as into old films as I am, and certainly …

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Posted in - reviews & vivien leigh on February 23rd 2010 8 Comments

From February 18-21, The American Cinematheque put on an Elia Kazan retrospective at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.  This past Saturday, I met up with my friend Mark and his friends Will and Jay for dinner at the French Quarter restaurant in the French Market in West Hollywood.  We talked of films and politics, book …