ALIFFF 2018

Wednesday, 24 May 2000

2018 Centennials


I enjoyed celebrating the centennials of important people to film, a project that led to my award-winning fifth book, A Hundred in 2016, so much that I knew I had to continue in 2017. Here I am for the 2018 edition, year three for me on this project.


So, here's 2018 Centennials.

Each review here was posted on what would have been (or in some instances actually was) the one hundredth birthday of someone important to the film industry. The aim is to remember them with an interesting film from their career that, in the process, allows me to explore another aspect of history, whether to cinema, something wider or both.

Some of these people are famous, household names that we grew up watching. Some aren't. And some used to be, but a hundred years is a long time and things change. All, however, are important.

These carefully curated films vary by era, genre and nationality and, together, help to enrich my knowledge and maybe yours too. I'll collate these reviews into a new book, A Hundred in 2018, to be released at the beginning of 2019.

Rating System
1 - Abysmal | 2 - Bad | 3 - Poor | 4 - OK | 5 - Good | 6 - Excellent | 7 - Classic

Latest Review (17 Apr 2018)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Golden Boy 1939 4 4 Rouben Mamoulian IMDb

All 2018 Centennial Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
All Through the Night 1942 5 5 Vincent Sherman IMDb
The Baby 1973 5 5 Ted Post IMDb
The Bigamist 1953 6 6 Ida Lupino IMDb
The Girl Hunters 1963 5 5 Roy Rowland IMDb
The Glass Web 1953 5 5 Jack Arnold IMDb
Golden Boy 1939 4 4 Rouben Mamoulian IMDb
Home of the Brave 1949 6 5 Mark Robson IMDb
The Last Page 1952 5 5 Terence Fisher IMDb
The Lineup 1958 6 6 Don Siegel IMDb
The Magnetic Monster 1953 5 5 Curt Siodmak IMDb

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