White Heat – Raoul Walsh (1949)

Warner Brothers was a studio that had a natural affiliation with crime dramas.  Being the first major studio to properly embrace and harden the genre, often to the point of controversy at the time, their output shows a knowledge of the criminal world and a keen eye for good drama.  This started relatively early on in the studio’s output with the effecting and powerful The Public … Continue reading White Heat – Raoul Walsh (1949)

Get Carter – Mike Hodges (1971)

Michael Caine has had many a fine role in his long and incredibly varied career spanning over five decades.  Considering his best film role will often bring up the usual favourites.  Many people will perhaps cite The Italian Job, Zulu and The Ipcress Files as his best work while just as many try to forget about his role in Jaws 4.  However there is one role that stands out truly as … Continue reading Get Carter – Mike Hodges (1971)