1940s

Reviews of the best and worst films of the decade spanning from 1940-1949, including Citizen Kane, The Third Man, It’s a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, The Grapes of Wrath, The Maltese Falcon, and Double Indemnity.

I Know Where I’m Going!

I Know Where I’m Going!

Our film of the week at The Cinessential is Bill Forsythe’s Local Hero. It’s not a…

Odd Man Out Review

Odd Man Out Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It’s finally happening: Director Carol Reed is getting the recognition he deserves. Of…

Night Train to Munich Review

Night Train to Munich Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Night Train to Munich shows what would happen if you dropped Mission: Impossible‘s…

Foreign Correspondent Review

Foreign Correspondent Review

RATING: (4 STARS) For a film that frequently goes way over the top, Foreign Correspondent is…

The Best Years of Our Lives Review

The Best Years of Our Lives Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Sometimes the hardest thing for a soldier isn’t surviving the war—it’s coming back…

The Lady from Shanghai Review

The Lady from Shanghai Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Ask anyone other than a serious film buff, and they will tell you…

Double Indemnity Review

Double Indemnity Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Everyone knows film noir. Film fans have enjoyed (or been subjected to, depending…