All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
They had a date with fate in Casablanca!
Casablanca is a classic and one of the most revered films of all time. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a love triangle in the city of Casablanca which is a refuge for many fleeing foreigners looking for a new life during the war. Political romance with a backdrop of war conflict between democracy and totalitarianism. A landmark in film history.
Bogey as Rick a bar owner in Casablanca who bumps into an old flame and the sparks fly in this all-time classic tale of true love. Awesome juggler. The monkey from The Hangover 2's grandmonkey. Back shot. Refugee roundup. Goofy Nazis. The doorman at Rick's has a badass hat. Cheerio? The first time you see Bogey. Sneaky Paul Lorre. Sam sure can sing. Flirtatious bartender. True Democrat? Ze Plane! Ze Plane! Real motherfuckers speak clearly with a cigarette in their mouth. Fashion nightmare mustaches. Cash in. Check out. Mr. Neutrality. Symbolic ring. The Forbidden Song. Casablanca is the story of a love triangle and the first time Rick, Iisa, and Victor are together they appear to be standing in a…
I hope everybody here has that one movie where you can put on at any time, and get a huge smile across your face. It's the definition of entertainment at the movies for me. No matter how many times I watch it, it will never get old, grow tiresome, or run its' course. From Rick's signature introduction all the way to that classic scene on the runway, this is a beautiful friendship that will not end any time soon.
Set in unoccupied France in the Morrocan city of Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart is Rick Blaine, owner of Rick's Cafe Americain. When stolen 'letters of transit' are stashed in the saloon, it is Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) and Major Strasser of…
I hate it when people say stuff like: "You should watch this because it's a masterpiece!"
Those people are annoying idiots.
You should watch this because it's a masterpiece!
A couple of years ago, romance used to be my least favoured genre for every film I'd seen until then had a predictable storyline, over-the-top melodrama, the same repeated idea of love & nothing much happened in them plot-wise throughout the runtime. The exceptions were too few but they were so because of reasons which had nothing to do with romance.
Not much has changed in the past two years but having come across some extraordinary films in that time which made me see this genre with an entirely new perspective, including 2013 releases like Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, Spike Jonze's Her & the Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Color, I do now have a new-found respect & appreciation for romantic…
Happy Birthday to me.
Here's to a beautiful friendship.
And I'm fortunate to have many in my life.
I suspect this review may mark the the end of several beautiful friendships.
I always knew I'd be underwhelmed by Casablanca. I've spent so many years watching silly Bollywood melodramas that I've developed quite an aversion to cinematic romances. (I do enjoy every Austen adaptation thoroughly, because a) Mr Darcy, and b) I'm immeasurably fond of Austen's work.) Casablanca, however, was supposed to be different from all the other ones. I was supposed to fall in love with it. Or something like that.
What's the deal here? It's pretty funny, and Humphrey Bogart is wonderful, and the supporting cast is great, especially Claude Rains. It's well-paced and atmospheric. It's just not - ah, forget it. Of course Casablanca is a…
A single cliché irritates us. A thousand clichés can make us cry. This movie lays it on with a trowel, but it’s saved by a collection of brilliant supporting actors who are crucially, non-American. Yes, there are only three American actors in this movie, and it’s that which gives the movie it’s lushness and it’s paper thin sheen of authenticity. Is it a great movie? Not by a long shot. Nobody here is doing their best work, but nobody is doing bad work either. It’s a triumph of craftsmanship, not genius. It’s schlockiness is appealing, and if the romance at the center feels a little hollow, Bogart and Bergman do a lot to make up for it. And what a…
Ακούς τον διάλογο και είσαι σε φάση "Τς. Έλεος πια με αυτή την ατάκα σε όλες τις σειρές/ταινίες" και μετά θυμάσαι ότι όλες αυτές οι ατάκες εδώ ακούστηκαν πρώτη φορά.
Lake George - VHS
Romance. Adventure. Great lines. Great Actors. A class act all around. This is what cinema should be. See it.
I'm going to tell you all what you already probably know: "Casablanca" is one of the greatest films of all time. However, there is something that most probably have never even considered. If you look at all the elements that make up this film, it could be considered the best of a number of genres. It could be considered the best noir film, the best thriller, and even the best war film ever. And I'll tell you right now that it sure as hell is the best romance ever put on screen. "Casablanca" has it all and it never gets old.
The plot is timeless. Humphrey Bogart plays Rick Blaine, a self-proclaimed "drunkard" and American living in Africa…
The greatest film ever made?
"Hollywood Movie" The Motion Picture
Another re-watch of this classic.
- #2 on the AFI 100
- Winner of 3 Oscars, including Best Picture
- Included 6 times on the list of "100 Best Movie Quotes"
- The foundation for the 1983 tv series starring David Soul and Ray Liota (5 episodes)
Oops, I should have left that last one off my list of accolades.
Here's lookin' at you, kid.