Tag: Film

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 […]

The Schlocky Joy of Upgrade

  We live in a world that’s dominated by huge-budget action films, studio tent-poles that are meant to prop up the studio’s entire earnings. Don’t get me wrong, I’m on the record as being a big fan of the Marvel films, Star Wars, and most of the other massive franchises […]

1936 – Modern Times

  Well, well, well, look what we have here. Despite the fact that by 1936 the talkies had entirely supplanted the silents as the dominant form of cinema, good old Charlie Chaplin was still hanging on. Chaplin was convinced that the talkies were a fad, and remained obstinate […]