Title: Animal Farm Year: 1954 Director: John Halas/Joy Batchelor Length: 72 Minutes Genre: Animation/Adaptation Rating: G Country: UK/US Oh boy! Animal Farm! I remember having to read this book in High School. A major part of my 10th-grade year was spent analyzing this book in English class (along with other classics like Macbeth and Lord of the Flies). I don’t think there is anyone out … Continue reading 1001 Movies: Animal Farm (1954)
Title: A Christmas Story Director: Bob Clark Year: 1983 Length: 94 Minutes Genre: Christmas/Family/Comedy Country: USA/Canada Language: English Rating: PG There are a few things that come to mind when you think of Christmas. The obvious ones are of course Santa, elves, presents, the Christmas tree, stockings hung by the fire, chestnuts roasting over the fire, hot cocoa, Christmas shopping, slaving over a hot stove … Continue reading 1001 Movies: A Christmas Story – ScreenHub Entertainment
Title: All Quiet on the Western Front Director: Lewis Milestone Year: 1930 Length: 2h 21 min Genre: War Country: USA Rating: PG Lest We Forget With Remembrance Day celebrating its 100th anniversary, I felt it only fitting to watch what was considered one of the greatest War movies of all time. All Quiet on the Western Front tells the story of the disillusionment of … Continue reading 1001 Movies: All Quiet On The Western Front – ScreenHub Entertainment
Title: A Brighter Summer Day Director: Edward Yang Year: 1991 Length: 3hrs 57 min Genre: Drama/Crime/Romance Country: Taiwan Language: Mandarin Rating: Unrated in North America WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian Deep in the heart of the early 60s lied a community of Chinese descendants pushed away from their home country by Japanese occupancy and living … Continue reading 1001 Movies: A Brighter Summer Day – ScreenHub Entertainment
Title: Hour of the Wolf Director: Ingmar Bergman Year: 1968 Length: 87 Minutes Genre: Drama, Horror Country: Sweden Rating: R Vargtimmen This was my first exposure to a full Ingmar Bergman film. I had seen many scenes of his films, the famous playing Chess with Death scene from The Seventh Seal is one that appeared many times in my film classes. I was very familiar … Continue reading 1001 Movies: Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen)-ScreenHub Entertainment
Title: Tangerine Director: Sean Baker Year: 2015 Length: 88 Minutes Genre: Dark Comedy/Drama Rating: R WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD “Merry Christmas Eve, Bitch” An opening line that perfectly sets up the next 88 minutes for the audience. A low budget independent movie filmed entirely on iPhones on the streets of California on Christmas Eve, it made a large impact upon its release. The format … Continue reading 1001 Movies: Tangerine – ScreenHub Entertainment
Title: Slumdog Millionaire Director: Danny Boyle Year: 2008 Length: 2hrs Genre: Drama/Crime Love For Slumdog I remember when this movie came out, it was one of the most talked about movies of the year. Everyone was making references to it. Whether it was the representation of the Indian slums or screaming “Jai” Ho in your face, Slumdog Millionaire somehow stuck with the audience and it’s … Continue reading 1001 Movies: Slumdog Millionaire – ScreenHub Entertainment
Title: Pepe Le Moko Director: Julien Duvivier Year: 1937 Genre: Crime Runtime: 94 minutes A Little History The 1930s did not shy away from the fact that it was a big lover of the crime genre. With gangster films coming into the limelight as the go-to cinematic experience, it was a big sensation throughout the USA. With the Hays Code in full effect at this … Continue reading 1001 Movies: Pepe Le Moko – ScreenHub Entertainment
Movies. Everyone loves them and everyone watches them. Whether it’s watching an escapist form of entertainment, where you’re given a chance to check your brain at the door and just enjoy the movie for what it is, or you seek out a more artistic endeavor that has you thinking and feeling deeply, there’s no denying that movies are a big part of our culture and lives.
As an avid movie watcher though, the 100+ years of films can seem rather overwhelming. With millions of movies to choose from, it can become a difficult task when it comes to picking a movie for your Friday night movie nights. Especially if you’re trying to play catch-up and watch the classics, revisiting films from the past to expand your Film Buff Knowledge.