Category: Cinematic Century

1948 – Rope

  Folks, now that we’ve reached the late-40s here on the Cinematic Century, you’re going to have to get ready to talk about Alfred Hitchcock all the damn time. I love Hitchcock’s films. The man is very problematic, but the films he created are some of the finest […]

1946 – The Big Sleep

  Oh, look. Another installment of my Cinematic Century list and another classic noir. I’m nothing if not consistent. And we’re going to be talking about a pretty huge figure in the world of noir today to boot. Good old Humphrey Bogart. Now, I would say that Bogart’s […]

1944 – Double Indemnity

  I’ve mentioned this a whole lot here on the site, but one of my all-time favorite genres of storytelling is noir. It’s a fairly broad genre that generally gets used to describe most types of crime stories, but it’s also one that can become very granular, describing […]

1943 – Shadow of a Doubt

I’ve mentioned this before during the run of this Cinematic Century project, but this whole thing began with me realizing I’d seen a shocking amount of movies from most of the years of the Twentieth Century. I’d found that I’d seen at least one film from 1920 to […]

1942 – To Be or Not To Be

  Well folks, it looks like it’s time to poke fun at Nazis again. And this time, a little more directly and forcefully. No, the film we’ll be highlighting today doesn’t feature quite as much vitriol and righteous anger for Nazi Germany as┬áThe Great Dictator┬ádid a couple weeks […]

1941 – Citizen Kane

  When I was first compiling the list that would eventually become this Cinematic Century project there were a handful of years that were shockingly difficult to come to a consensus on. For the most part things weren’t too hard, there would be a few films that I […]

1939 – Stagecoach

  We have two pretty big firsts to discuss today here on this Cinematic Century project. The more important of the two is that we’ll be discussing the first Western here today with one of my all-time favorite Western films in history. Hell, it’s high up there on […]