It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Terry Thomas – #FILMTALK REVIEW

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a classic epic comedy from 1963 produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy along with an incredible all-star cast who get entangled in a madcap pursuit across America to try and find $350,000 in stolen cash that has been hidden beneath ‘a big double-yer’. Continue reading “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney, Terry Thomas – #FILMTALK REVIEW”

THE ODD COUPLE (1968), Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau – #FILMTALK Review

The Odd Couple is a classic comedy from 1968, written by the legendary Neil Simon, based on his play of the same name. The film, directed by Gene Saks and starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Fiedler and Herb Edelman, tells the story of two divorced men – neurotic neat-freak Felix Ungar and fun-loving slob Oscar Madison – who decide to live together, even though their personalities clash. Continue reading “THE ODD COUPLE (1968), Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau – #FILMTALK Review”

#FILMTALK REVIEW – THE QUIET MAN (1952), John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald

The Quiet Man is a 1952 romantic comedy-drama directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The film is particualrly notable for Winton Hoch’s lush photography of the Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight. The Quiet Man won the Academy Award for Best Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Best Cinematography. Continue reading “#FILMTALK REVIEW – THE QUIET MAN (1952), John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald”

THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (1957), Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford – #FILMTALK Review

Virginia and Bill play a young couple who inherit a cinema from a great uncle. When they look over their new property, they discover that it’s the old decrepit Bijou Kinema sandwiched between two railway bridges, nicknamed by its patrons as “flea pit”. Continue reading “THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH (1957), Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford – #FILMTALK Review”