Wednesday 24 May 2000

2024 Centennials

So far, my centennials project has spawned one award-winning book, A Hundred in 2016, six years where I didn't review anywhere near as much I planned because life got in the way and a much more productive shot at it last year. This is year nine, for 2024, when I don't have any events to run so ought to finish up on time and publish.

So, here's 2024 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 2024, to be released at the beginning of 2025. At least that's the plan.

Rating System

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

Latest Review (2 May 2024)
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
I Bury the Living 1958 7 7 Albert Band IMDb

All 2023 Centennial Reviews
Title Year H D Director(s) IMDb
The Brute 1953 6 5 Luis Buñuel IMDb
I Bury the Living 1958 7 7 Albert Band IMDb
The Killers 1964 5 5 Donald Siegel IMDb
Two for the Road 1967 6 5 Stanley Donen IMDb

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