Detective couple

William Powell and Myrna Loy starred together in Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and eventually went on to do 14 films together, but their most celebrated roles were as Nick and Nora Charles (The detective couple) alongwith their pet Skippy in The Thin Man series Advertisements

Thompson directs Peck

Director J. Lee Thompson always reserved his best for Gregory Peck and the result was a World War II thriller made on an epic scale The Guns of Navarone (1961), a modern day film noir Cape Fear (1962) and a Western comprising an all starcast Mackenna’s Gold (1969). These movie are still considered some of…

“HAWK-EYE”

Howard Hawks achieved a rare feat by directing movies in almost all the genres. He directed the best Gangster movie (Scarface – 1932), The best Screwball Comedy (His Girl Friday – 1940), The best Western (Red River – 1948), The best Film-noire (The Big Sleep – 1946), The best Musical (Gentlemen Prefer Blonds – 1953)…

“No Plain Jane…….this!”

Doris Day…….just the name can lighten up your day. The perky actress known for her vibrant screen presence started out as a band singer in 1939. Her popularity as a singer eventually led to an audition for the movie, Romance on the High Seas (1948). Young Man With A Horn (1949) with Kirk Douglas, Calamity…

Kahaani2..Saving Grace

2016 has its share of ‘squeals’ (I meant……sequels) but barring Housefull 3, Jai Gangaajal or Force 2,  none of the sequels hit the bullseye really. The month of November itself saw two promising movies, Tum Bin 2 and Rock On 2 go down the drain. The makers may blame it on the cash crunch but…

Deliverance….Nature Call’s

DELIVERANCE is a 1972 adventure/drama movie based on a novel by James Dickey. The movie released in the same year as The Godfather, Cabaret, The Poseidon Adventure, Sleuth, The Ruling Class, Frenzy and many more. Deliverance was a product of the ‘American New Wave’  that saw the birth of great cinematic achievements like Bonnie &…

TOP 7 COURTROOM DRAMAS

Taking cue from the movie PINK, an article in the Sunday magazine came up with its favourite courtroom dramas of Bollywood. I did not feel that any of the movies did justice to the genre. For me a courtroom drama has to have characters whose lives revolve around a trial or they themselves are part…