Cape Fear (1962)

Dir. J. Lee Thompson. Robert Mitchum stars as the ex-convict Max Cady, released from prison and is single-minded in his torment of the man he blames for his incarceration, humble local prosecutor Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck). Sam must protect his family from this monster, as he struggles to keep his battle for survival within the…… Continue reading Cape Fear (1962)

Ivan’s Childhood (Ива́ново де́тство) (1962)

dir. Andrei Tarkovsky. Unbelievably confident and assured for a first time feature director. As Ivan, Nikolai Burlyaev surely delivers one of the best child performances on film. For a movie designed to show the horror of war, this is such a beautiful film, especially the scenes around the birch trees. Some of the high contrast…… Continue reading Ivan’s Childhood (Ива́ново де́тство) (1962)