How well do you know Orson Welles?

It's Orson Welles appreciation month at Film Misery and in honor of the man whose legend is larger than life I have created a quiz based on his life and career in film. There are…

REVIEW: ‘F for Fake’ (1973)

Grade: A- Ever have one of those moments where you begin to think that everything you’ve ever known is a lie? Ever have what I like to call a Truman Show moment? No? Then you…

Reader Top 5 Hitchcock Films

The poll results are in and here are the top 5 Hitchcock film based on your votes: 5 and 4) North by Northwest and The Birds (tie) 3) Rear Window 2) Psycho 1) Vertigo All…

Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Films of All-Time

Alfred Hitchcock was unfortunately neglected more than he deserved this month, but sometimes life happens. I have a feeling there will be another time down the road to examine Hitchcock's works with more dedication. While…

REVIEW: ‘Rope’ (1948)

Grade: A- When it comes to camera techniques, fewer are admired more than the infamous tracking shot. These shots have been used more frequently than ever in recent years, mostly for the sake of gimmick.…

3 Hitchcock Books Worth Reading

One of the best ways to get to know one of your favorite auteurs, besides watching their films, is to read their biographies. The better the director, the more books available about them. With all…

User Review: ‘Rear Window’

Hitchcock month has begun at Film Misery! During the month of July we will be taking a look at Alfred Hitchcock's life and work as part of our Career Appreciation series. Earlier this week I…

The Top 8 Charlie Chaplin Films of All…

The month to appreciate the career of Charlie Chaplin has overstayed its welcome, but its finally time to wrap things up. I am with the majority of people who believe that Chaplin hit his peak…

REVIEW: ‘Monsieur Verdoux’ (1947)

Review: B+ There is a moment in Charlie Chaplin’s Monsieur Verdoux when the protagonist replaces wine with a home brewed poison. As he finishes concocting, the writer/director/composer/star breaks the fourth wall, looks right at the…

REVIEW: ‘The Circus’ (1928)

Review: A- One of Chaplin’s most underrated films and the one that Chaplin himself tried so very hard to forget is the 1928 feature The Circus. Released in between two of his better known films,…

10 Things You May Not Know About Charlie…

1) According to legend Chaplin’s infamous tramp costume was assembled when he took various costume pieces from other stars in the Keystone male dressing room. He borrowed Fatty Arbuckle’s enormous trousers, Charles Avery’s size extra…

You think you know Chaplin?

In honor of this month's Career Appreciation of the great Charlie Chaplin, I have created the first Monthly Quiz featuring questions about Chaplin and his films. You don't have to be an expert to give…