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John Huston's 1948 masterpiece, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, examines the dark psyche of humanity; and continues to influence cinema into the 21st Century. Humphrey Bogart, one of our finest actors, encapsulates the greed, power, betrayal, and violence that looms inside humanity.
In the 1940s, overshadowed by the Second World War, Hollywood began to produce darker and more cynical films to reflect the mood of the nation. In this decade Hollywood saw the birth of film noir and a boom of gangster pictures; writer/director John Huston and his frequent collaborator, Humphrey Bogart, contributed to these genres with The Maltese Falcon and Key Largo, respectively, both classics in their own regard, but it’s 1948’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre which dug deeper into the human psyche, and whose influence extends into the 21st Century’s best cinema.
The story is simple: Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) is looking for work in Tampico, »
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are calling it quits 12 years after their relationship began with a meetup that drove Hollywood gossip magazines crazy. The two met while filming the spy romance “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and fell in love while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Brangelina are far from the first Hollywood couple to fall in love on set, but not every couple had the same ending. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall became one of the most famous couples of the Golden Era of Hollywood after they met in Bacall’s debut film, “To Have and Have Not. »
- Jeremy Fuster
Louisa Mellor Sep 16, 2016
Sky One’s new action-adventure series Hooten & The Lady is corny as hell but offers plenty of retro fun…
Don’t worry if you missed the first episode of Hooten & The Lady, you’ve seen it before. Granted, not necessarily in that order or in those exact words, but you’ve definitely seen it.
I’ll jog your memory. Posh girl with chutzpah is thrust into an antagonistic partnership with rakish untrustworthy bounder. Ring any bells? At one point he falls on top of her by accident and the sexual tension keeps him pinned there for slightly too long. Nothing yet?
Try this. There’s a scene where they’re tied up and bickering and have to cut through their ropes using a jagged rock. C’mon now. Through their adventures, they develop a grudging respect for and fascination with each other and it turns out the »
Ezra Miller is set to play The Flash for Warner Bros. in both Justice League and his solo film, but he's also working with the studio on the Harry Potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. How was he able to make that work? With a little help from Humphrey Bogart. It's been a long time since the Golden Age of Hollywood when the studio system was still in use. While actors and other creatives are free to work with whomever they choose, we still see a type of brand loyalty these days whether that's due to contracts or just enjoying the team at a certain studio (Disney/Marvel comes to mind). Miller is currently set to play in two of Warner Bros' biggest franchises. Growing up a big Harry Potter fan, the actor thought he'd never get a chance to play in that world telling Pottermore, "I thought it was over. »
- Jill Pantozzi
Some actors and directors go together like spaghetti and meatballs. They just gel together in a rare way that makes their collaborations special. Here is a list of the seven best parings of director and actor in film history.
Of all the parings on this list, these two make the oddest films. (In a good way.) Tim Burton is one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers of his generation and Johnny Depp was once the polymorphous master of playing a wide variety of eccentric characters. They were a natural combo. Depp made most of his best films with Burton, before his current ‘Jack Sparrow’ period began. The duo had the knack for telling stories about misfits and freaks, yet making them seem sympathetic and likable. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Richard Brooks' exciting Humphrey Bogart picture is one of the best newspaper sagas ever. An editor deals with a gangster threat and a domestic crisis even as greedy heirs are selling his paper out from under him. Commentator Eddie Muller drives home the film's essential civics lesson about what we've lost -- a functioning free press. Deadline - U.S.A. Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 87 min. / Street Date July 26, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart, Martin Gabel, Joe De Santis, Audrey Christie, Jim Backus, Willis Bouchey, Joseph Crehan, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, Paul Dubov, William Forrest, Dabbs Greer, Thomas Browne Henry, Paul Maxey, Ann McCrea, Kasia Orzazewski, Tom Powers, Joe Sawyer, William Self, Phillip Terry, Carleton Young. Cinematography Milton Krasner Film Editor William B.Murphy Original Music Cyril J. Mockridge Produced by Sol C. Siegel »
- Glenn Erickson
Konrad Wolf’s I Was Nineteen (Ich War Neunzehn) co-written with Wolfgang Kohlhaase; Marlen Khutsiev’s It Was In May (Byl Mesyats May) starring Pyotr Todorovskiy; Louis Malle's The Fire Within (Le Feu Follet) based on the novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle with Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau and Alexandra Stewart; Joseph Mankiewicz’s The Barefoot Contessa starring Ava Gardner and Humphrey Bogart; Jean-Pierre Melville's Les Enfants Terribles, adapted from Jean Cocteau’s novel with Nicole Stéphane and Édouard Dermit; and Fritz Lang's Spies (Spione) featuring Rudolf Klein-Rogge and Gerda Maurus, are the six films selected by Volker Schlöndorff as Guest Director of the 43rd Telluride Film Festival.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Tony Sokol Aug 24, 2016
The Departed, Martin Scorsese’s 2006 modern mob classic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg, is coming to TV as a series. The Oscar-winning movie will get a reboot as a crime drama series from Amazon Studios as well as the original film’s producers Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group and Plan B Entertainment. This is the first time Amazon has bought anything from Warner Bros. TV.
The original film was set in Boston where Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello, played by Nicholson, paid for Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) to complete police training and get set up in the Massachusetts State Police. DiCaprio plays William "Billy" Costigan, who pretends to get »
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What do Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandy, A Clockwork Orange, Dirty Harry, For Your Eyes Only have in common? It’s their movie poster designer, Bill Gold. It takes only a second to realize that most of the famous movie posters we know, love and collect were designed by legendary poster designer Bill Gold.
This remarkable exhibition at C. Parker Gallery will showcase many of Gold’s original photographs and original artwork by all the top movie poster illustrators, including Bob Peak, Richard Amsel, Victor Gadino, Bob McGinnis. Come see this once in a lifetime collection, have an opportunity to purchase a piece of motion picture history and meet the renowned »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Roulette has been at the core of casino imagery for ages – be it the standard casino billboards and TV ads or the classic Hollywood scenes that brought an atmosphere of both chance and misery at the Roulette table, where anything seemed possible.
For most of us, the closest we can get to having the same life-changing experience is if we put on a suit or dress and download some free roulette apps. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the magic of casino scenes that have inspired so many to dream big about the opportunities but also develop sound fears about the dangers lurking at the other side of the coin.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best examples of Roulette scenes on the big screen:
#1 Run Lola Run
This quirky European film doesn’t have much to do with casinos or gambling at all, »
- The Hollywood News
Mark and Aaron are joined by Matt Gasteier to explore Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place (1950) and evaluate Humphrey Bogart’s body of work. We go into how Ray’s life informed the cinema, why he wasn’t celebrated during his time and subsequently appreciated later. We also go through Bogart’s entire career, from getting his lucky break to becoming a superstar.
About the film:
When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people »
- Aaron West
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best (or most interesting) films one can take home. Note that if you’re looking to support the site, every purchase you make through the links below helps us and is greatly appreciated.
Night & Fog (Alain Resnais)
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek in Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard), one of the first cinematic reflections on the Holocaust. Juxtaposing the stillness of the abandoned camps’ empty buildings with haunting wartime footage, Resnais investigates humanity’s capacity for violence, and presents the devastating suggestion that such horrors could occur again. – Criterion
- The Film Stage
Bogart finds Bacall and movie history is made; for once the make-believe romantic chemistry is abundantly real. Howard Hawks' wartime Caribbean adventure plays in grand style, with his patented mix of precision and casual cool. It's one of the most entertaining pictures of the 'forties. To Have and Have Not Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1944 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 100 min. / Street Date July 19, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Hoagy Carmichael,Dolores Moran, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Szurovy, Marcel Dalio, Walter Sande, Dan Seymour. Cinematography Sid Hickox Art Direction Charles Novi Film Editor Christian Nyby Original Music Hoagy Carmichael, William Lava, Franz Waxman Written by Jules Furthman, William Faulkner from the novel by Ernest Hemingway Produced by Howard Hawks, Jack L. Warner Directed by Howard Hawks
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Speaking for myself, I can't think of a more 'Hawksian' picture than To Have and Have Not. »
- Glenn Erickson
How many times have you come out of a theater after seeing a great movie and said,”oh I want to see that again!?” We all have our favorites that we return to time and time again. Friday night always seems the perfect time too. You’re relaxing after a week of school, activities and work and you unwind with a comfortable favorite film.
Wamg has our own personal favs. You’ll find blockbusters on our list…just because it invokes the fun memories of seeing it for the first time in the theater…with friends/family…then non-stop gabbing about wanting to see it again.
Looking for the perfect movie for a Friday Night? Check out our list below!
Meatballs Four words – “It Just Doesn’t Matter!”
- Movie Geeks
July 1 marks the 100th birthday of Olivia de Havilland, an actress who made Hollywood history in more ways than one. She is best remembered as Melanie in the 1939 “Gone With the Wind,” as well as her roles opposite Errol Flynn, including “The Adventures of Robin Hood”; she’s also one of the few to have won two leading-actress Oscars.
But her influence on the movie industry goes far beyond that: She helped bring an end to the studio system, thanks to her landmark lawsuit against Warner Bros. in 1944.
The actress had made her film debut in 1935, at age 19, in a version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that starred James Cagney and Mickey Rooney. Eventually WB signed her to a seven-year contract, which was the standard for studios when they wanted to hold onto actors.
The studio suspended her seven or eight times for refusing to play certain roles. When de Havilland’s contract expired, »
- Tim Gray
It’s a ritual of our vanity-fueled image culture. You go to see a movie that features an actress or actor — in most cases it’s an actress — you know well, and somehow she looks…different. Her nose is thinner, or her lips are fuller, or her lips are thinner and her cheeks are bolder, or her forehead is younger, or maybe you can’t even quite put your finger on what the difference is, but you know it’s there. Like everyone else, I’ve had this experience and then followed it with a makeshift seminar of perusing photographs on the Internet, scouring them for the before-and-after truth, which always comes down to one question: Did she or didn’t she?
As familiar as the situation is, though, I was caught off guard the other day when I saw the trailer for “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” The movie’s star, »
- Owen Gleiberman
Mark Harrison Jul 1, 2016
Need a laugh? Here's our guide to 25 comedies that are on Netflix UK now, and are well worth your time...
Putting aside all of the chunter about VPNs and rising subscription costs for a moment, there are more hidden gems to be discovered on Netflix UK than you might expect, and we've been combing through the streaming site's current catalogue to find some of the most underappreciated comedies on offer.
We've come up with this fairly broad selection of films that varies on several fronts. We've picked out a mix of belly laughers and dark comedies, with a couple of dramedies thrown in for good measure. They're not all big Hollywood comedies, but neither are they all films that you're hearing about for the first time, though we've tried to order them according to how well known they may or may not be. What they all have »
Imagine the 1955 Humphrey Bogart/Fredric March movie The Desperate Hours if it were invaded by a killer black mamba. That’s Venom, only instead of Bogart and March, it’s Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed, two incredibly talented but famously difficult actors, attempting to devour both the scenery and one another. Though it went into production with Tobe Hooper as director, he left the film fairly early on (with vague reports of “it just wasn’t working” as an explanation) and was replaced by Piers Haggard, the British filmmaker responsible for Blood on Satan’s Claw. He found himself in a difficult and unhappy situation, guiding a movie that wasn’t his and run roughshod over by his actors. »
- Patrick Bromley
When it comes to style in Hollywood you just have to look at the numerous award ceremonies to see it in action. Looking at Hollywood through the years though, we see fashions and styles that have defined eras and stuck in our memories. Here are some men that have managed to stay stylish in a stylish way.
It is fair to say that many actors alive today would love to have the coolness that oozes out of Humphrey Bogart when we see him on screen. Always in a suit, and sometimes in a trench coat when he was on his Noir style adventures Bogart had it all. Effortlessly cool, Humphrey Bogart is one of the most iconic men ever to grace the silver screen.
- The Hollywood News
Writer/director Ivan Sen has combined two genres uncommon to Australia, to deliver one classic film no Australian should miss
Cinema itself began with the western: 1903’s The Great Train Robbery, which most scholars believe to be the first film to tell a fictitious story. But although Australia has no shortage of rugged outdoors people and harsh picturesque terrain, Australian cinema never had an equivalent style of film-making. The closest we’ve come is western-ish productions such as The Story of the Kelly Gang,
Likewise, as much as vision of an Akubra-wearing gumshoe detective might appeal, down under noir films were never a thing. In the 1940s and 50s, when guys like Humphrey Bogart wooed dames and dry-gulched cronies, Australian cinema was languishing, or just about to: it produced on average just two features a year from 1952 to 1966.
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- Luke Buckmaster
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