Wednesday 24 May 2000

2021 Centennials

So far, my centennials project has spawned one award-winning book, A Hundred in 2016, and four years where I didn't review anywhere near as much I planned because life got in the way. I'm still enjoying this series, so I'm back for year six, the 2021 edition. Fingers crossed that I can write more than last year.

So, here's 2021 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 2021, to be released at the beginning of 2022. Hopefully.

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

Latest Review (19 Feb 2021)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Klondike Kate 1943 4 4 William Castle IMDb

All 2021 Centennial Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
Clash by Night 1963 5 5 Montgomery Tully IMDb
Fort Massacre 1958 4 4 Joseph M. Newman IMDb
Gang War 1958 4 4 Gene Fowler Jr. IMDb
Happy Go Lovely 1951 5 5 H. Bruce Humberstone IMDb
Klondike Kate 1943 4 4 William Castle IMDb
The Mole People 1956 4 4 Virgil Vogel IMDb
Scandal Sheet 1952 5 5 Phillip Karlson IMDb

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