Key Largo, a 1948 noir crime drama, was the fourth and final theatrical paring between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. I was looking for something to watch on Monday night (January 22) and didn’t want to watch something ridiculously long. Nothing against long films but if I’m pressing play just before 9 PM, I don’t want to be up way too late. Rather than turn to any of the streamers, I decided to check the…"Key Largo: The Second Best Huston, Bogart Film Of 1948"
One of the greatest film noirs to hit the screen, The Maltese Falcon is now available for audiences to watch on 4K Ultra HD. “The stuff that dreams are made of.” – Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) The film’s 4K UHD arrival is part of a continuing celebration of the Warner Bros. Studio turning 100 years old. In fact, the film is part of a trio making their 4K arrival on the studio’s anniversary itself. I’ve…"The Maltese Falcon Arrives On 4K Ultra HD"
The African Queen may have earned Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar for Best Actor but this adventure film is one of the best films ever made. Bogart teams up with Katharine Hepburn in the adaptation of C.S. Forester’s 1935 novel. After celebrating Summer Under The Stars in August, TCM is devoting Thursday nights September to Bogie. In another universe, it’s possible that George Raft would have done High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon for John…"The African Queen: One Of The Best Films Of All Time"
High Sierra, which made Humphrey Bogart a leading man and enabled John Huston to transition to directing, joins The Criterion Collection. This film was pivotal for helping both Humphrey Bogart and John Huston to advance in their careers. The two were friends and drinking partners. Prior to High Sierra, Bogart was a mere supporting player. Because of this, Bogart had to fight Raoul Walsh for the role. Walsh wanted someone like George Raft or Paul…"High Sierra: Film Noir Joins The Criterion Collection"
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War tells the stories of five film directors who enlisted to serve in the military during World War 2. John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra may be known best for their Oscar-winning films. What you might not know about the five directors are that they did their part during WW2. Thanks to Mark Harris’ brilliant book, we get insight…"Five Came Back by Mark Harris"