The Lost Highway Hotel’s Alternative Christmas

Here at the Hotel I have a different approach to Christmas. Sure, there are the classics. It's A Wonderful Life, Die Hard, Gremlins etc, etc. But a tradition of sorts has also appeared of going back to the least Christmassy of yuletide films. Essentially, if you're not one to deck the halls with whatever but still like to theme … Continue reading The Lost Highway Hotel’s Alternative Christmas

Why I Love… #27: The Lost Weekend

Year: 1945 Director: Billy Wilder Stars: Ray Milland (Don Birnam), Jane Wyman (Helen St. James), Phillip Terry (Wick Birnam), Howard de Silva (Nat) Genre: Drama Billy Wilder’s greatness can be his undoing on occasions. With such beacons as The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard  to his name, his perceived ‘smaller’ … Continue reading Why I Love… #27: The Lost Weekend

Why I Love… #6: The Apartment

Year: 1960 Director: Billy Wilder Stars: Jack Lemmon (C.C. Baxter), Shirley Maclaine (Fran Kubelik), Fred MacMurray (Jeff Sheldrake), Jack Kruschen (Dr. Dreyfuss). Genre: Romance / Drama / Comedy Released just a year after Billy Wilder’s smash-hit comedy Some Like It Hot, it’s easy to forget that The Apartment isn’t particularly funny. It’s a romantic comedy … Continue reading Why I Love… #6: The Apartment