Things to Come (1936)

“What is the use of trying to save this mad world?” Synopsis: After the onset of plague-inducing global war, the tyrant (Ralph Richardson) of Everytown is visited by an aviator (Raymond Massey) who hopes to bring peace and progress through his organization Wings Over the World. After decades of technological advancement, all humans are living […]

Crossfire (1947)

“Some of them are named Samuels; some of them have got funnier names.” Synopsis: When a Jewish man (Sam Levene) is murdered in his apartment after socializing with a group of soldiers in a nearby bar, a detective (Robert Young) investigates the case. While the presumed culprit is a drunken soldier (George Cooper) who visits […]

Life of Brian (1979) / Monty Python’s Life of Brian

Hello, CMBA members! I’m happy to be participating in the Classic Movie Blog Association’s “Banned and Blacklisted” blogathon. If you’re new to my site, please click here to read more. Welcome! “Only the true Messiah denies his divinity!” Synopsis: A man (Graham Chapman) named Brian — born in the Roman Empire on the same day […]

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

“A drowning man takes down those nearest.” Synopsis: A bickering professor (Richard Burton) and his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) invite a young academic (George Segal) and his mousy spouse (Sandy Dennis) over for drinks after a party, and proceed to victimize them mercilessly. Genres: Black Comedy Elizabeth Taylor Films George Segal Films Marital Problems Mike Nichols […]

Raintree County (1957)

“War is the most monstrous of man’s illusions. Any idea worth anything is worth not fighting for.” Synopsis: On the cusp of the Civil War, an aspiring writer (Montgomery Clift) with plans to marry his childhood friend (Eva Marie Saint) becomes smitten with a southern belle (Elizabeth Taylor) whose troubled background continues to haunt her. […]