Fury (1936)

Directed by Fritz Lang The main character of Fury, at least for the first half of the film, is Joe Wilson (Spencer Tracy), a man almost unbearably wholesome.  He's a blue collar worker struggling to make enough money to marry the love of his life, Katherine (Silvia Sydney) and who chastises his brother for his illegal … Continue reading Fury (1936)

M (1931)

Directed by Fritz Lang Holy sh*t is this film alive.  From the unexpected twists and turns of what has since become a fairly standard, predictable type of story to the daring use of silence and mind-boggling camera movements (still not sure how they pulled them off), there is a lot to admire in Fritz Lang's M. … Continue reading M (1931)

The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)

Directed by Norman Jewison A submarine-jul of Russian soldiers run aground on the fictional Gloucester Island, just off the New England coast and ignite the Cold War era fears of the small town in The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.  The subsequent mob mentality shows how quickly fear and unsubstantiated rumors evolve into anger … Continue reading The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966)