The Trouble With Harry (1955) ★★★★☆

Who said being dead was easy…  A dead body inconveniently appears on the hillside above the town of Highwater, Vermont. It is stumbled upon on by Captain Albert Wiles (Edmund Gwenn), who is convinced he shot the man when previously trying to kill a rabbit. His efforts in hiding the body however, are thrown down the drain as fellow…

The Godfather (1972) ★★★★★

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”  Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather tells the story of Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), the ageing don of the Corleone Family. His son Michael (Al Pacino), has just returned from World War II for his sister’s wedding, and has never been involved in the…

Rear Window (1954) ★★★★★

Us watching someone watch someone else… A week before scheduled to get out of a leg cast that has made him housebound, photographer L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) witnesses what he suspects to be a murder. He informs his nurse, who dismisses the idea, advising him to stay out of other peoples’ business. His girlfriend, Lisa (Grace Kelly), doesn’t believe…

To Catch a Thief (1955) ★★★★☆

Hitchcock at his glossiest.  Set in the lavish Riviera countryside, notorious jewel thief, John Robie, otherwise known as ‘The Cat’ (Cary Grant), ‘retired’ from his occupation in France fifteen years ago. However, he is soon suspected of returning to his role. In attempt to prove his innocence, he must fish out the copy cat. Grace Kelly, as always,…

Memento (2000) ★★★★★

 A jigsaw puzzle-type film for the mind to work out.  Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), has a condition where he is unable to form new memories ever since suffering from a head injury during a home invasion attack, in which his wife was killed. Now, using clues from the night, Polaroid photographs, hand-written notes to himself, tattoos and…

A Most Violent Year (2014) ★★☆☆☆

A Most Violent Year revels in it’s own self importance.  Set in New York City in 1981, Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac) is on the verge of closing a huge expansion deal for his fuel business. With only 30 days to close the deal, he strives to hold fast to his ideals but is forced by reason of…