The Maltese Falcon – Review

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The quintessential catalyst for any film-noir lover even if it isn’t my favourite of the sort. John Huston’s directorial debut was a remake of all things, and as a matter of fact it was the third film to be made from Dashiel Hammett’s novel of the same name and it remains the best known of all of them for good reason. Yet it also started a director-acting partnership between Humphrey Bogart and John Huston which would only go on to create more classics as they went on – achieving success one after another. All of it comes back to The Maltese Falcon for even if it is not their finest it is certainly one to be remembered through the years.

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Casablanca – Review

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Casablanca is a film of so many good qualities it’s almost surreal, for every moment of coming back brings me to a good time in my youth. I first saw Casablanca on television at the age of ten and the image of Humphrey Bogart was one whom I had idolized ever since. Even today, it still remains one of my favourite films and after months of not seeing it, the smallest moments are still rooted in my own memory. Casablanca truly is a film of perfectionist qualities and on every revisit, it still maintains as much as a first viewing would warrant. Continue reading →