Film #114: Johnny Belinda (1948), Film #115: Suspicion (1941) & Film #116: Foreign Correspondent (1940)
1940 / 1941 / 1948 / Best Actor / Best Actress / Best Director / Best Picture / Best Supporting Actor / Best Supporting Actress

Film #114: Johnny Belinda (1948), Film #115: Suspicion (1941) & Film #116: Foreign Correspondent (1940)

I’m back, have you missed me? For those who were wondering I temporarily abandoned the Big Oscar challenge but now have returned for me this year. These next seven posts will feature my recollections of films that I had watched last year but for one reason or another never got round to reviewing. Continue reading

Film #97: Hamlet (1948)
1948 / Best Actor / Best Director / Best Picture / Best Supporting Actress

Film #97: Hamlet (1948)

Early on in this blog I watched two Shakespearian adaptations that were ultimately unsuccessful in their quest to win Best Picture. However, flash forward a decade, and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet did scoop the top prize at the 1949 ceremony. Furthermore Laurence Olivier,  a man who would become synonymous with Shakespearian adaptations, also won … Continue reading

Film #91: The Maltese Falcon (1941) & Film #92: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
1941 / 1948 / Best Picture / Best Supporting Actor

Film #91: The Maltese Falcon (1941) & Film #92: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

After watching Humphrey Bogart’s brilliant performance in Casablanca I continued to delve into his back catalogue with two more films from one of cinema’s most iconic actors. Both films in this post also see Bogart teaming up with director John Huston with their partnership resulting in two all-time classics. Continue reading