Tag Archives: Cary Grant

The Awful Truth

It is almost inconceivable today that Academy voters would award an Oscar to the director of a light, farcical comedy. But in 1938, not only did Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth get the trophy, it won at the expense of that year’s other McCarey effort,

His Girl Friday

As Howard Hawk’s His Girl Friday opens, we are graced with a silent film style inter-title that announces that the following takes place in a world where Journalists have become an unscrupulous kind who care little of the people around them. What now reads as

Only Angels have Wings

For many film fans in the UK, the Criterion Collection has been locked behind region codes and blocks therefore the highest profiled of all boutique labels choosing 2016 to migrate to these shores is the best news in years. Their opening salvo of titles represents