Them! (1954) starring James Arness, James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon
There are certain movie cliches, and the 1950’s is possibly best known for the science fiction “giant monster” movie (ie. Kaiju). It often served as a morality story, about the dangers of atomic energy, unexpected consequences, and fear of the future, using ordinary animals that have been mutated to giant size to tell the story. It’s been told many times since, but never better than in the first movie of its’ type, Them!Read More »Them!
Between Two Worlds (1944) starring John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sidney Greenstreet
Imagine a movie about eight people, seemingly chosen at random, riding on a cruise ship, heading to an unknown destination. It’s a movie about the interaction between these seeming strangers, and what happens as they near their destination — and it’s absolutely riveting.Read More »Between Two Worlds