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The Best Classic Mysteries
Classic mystery movies are a joy to watch. They stand the test of time and prove that good acting and good story telling are what really make a movie. Here I offer a selection of my own favourite classic mysteries. Perhaps some of your favourites are here too.
Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows (2011) Review
The latest Sherlock Holmes movie is an action packed adventure mystery thriller. Robert Downey Jr brings a whole new Holmes to life in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', but can he live up to the original great detective?
Cary Grant in Charade
This third and final article in honour of Cary Grant and the 108th anniversary of his birth focuses on one of his final movies, Charade (1963). Who killed Regina Lampert's husband? Does she know anything about the stolen money? And who exactly is Peter Joshua?
Cary Grant in North by Northwest
In a mistaken identity nightmare, Roger O. Thornhill becomes a man pursued. Who is the mysterious Kaplan? And whose side is the beautiful Eve really on? This continuing tribute to Cary Grant, born 108 years ago, looks at one of his best loved movies, North by Northwest.
Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)
Cary Grant, debonair movie star, was born 108 years ago. To mark the anniversary of his birth, here is a look at one of the few Cary Grant films made in the mystery genre, Suspicion (1941), and at the charming man himself.
Harper's Island TV Mystery Review
Be very careful not to venture out alone on Harper’s Island. Has a crazed killer returned from the dead to slaughter the members of a wedding party, one by one, and in ever more gruesome ways? We are kept guessing until the very end in this engrossing, cult status show.
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
What is the secret behind Hendrik van der Zee's sudden appearance in Esperanza? Perhaps only the beautiful Pandora can truly solve the mystery in this unique fantasy movie, released on DVD with beautifully restored Technicolor.
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Movie Review
Young, intrepid reporter Tintin must find all the clues to the riddle of the 'Unicorn'. Can Tintin, his dog Snowy and the old sea-dog, Captain Haddock, solve the mystery, when the evil Sakharine will stop at nothing to prevent them?
Hercule Poirot's Christmas DVD Review
The sounds of violent struggle and an unearthly scream bring the household running; but how has murder been committed behind a locked door? Fortunately,even at Christmas, Hercule Poirot is on hand to solve the mystery.
Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes
Although Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed by numerous actors, for many, Basil Rathbone is the definitive Holmes. Here is a glimpse of the actor, his relationship with the famous occupant of 221b Baker Street, and the series of Hollywood movies in which he brought Sherlock Holmes to life.
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