The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Directed by John Ford "when the legend becomes fact, print the legend" The relationship between John Ford and John Wayne was tumultuous but undeniably fruitful, legendary even.  They are two icons of the movie western, but for all the worship laid at their feet, it sounds like their lives, both professional and otherwise, weren't all … Continue reading The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Directed by Robert Wiene The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of those films that begins every Film School 101 course overview, along with films like Citizen Kane, Rear Window, Nosferatu, an Ingmar Bergman or two, Chinatown, and Battleship Potemkin.  It might be easy to dismiss a film like this if only because it's so damn influential, also like Fritz Lang's Metropolis. … Continue reading The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)