I recently did a piece on the classic Casablanca for Movie Marker:
There are a select number of films that are held up as cinematic milestones and revered far beyond any of their peers. The likes of Citizen Kane, The Godfather and North by Northwest will always appear near the top of any ‘all time greatest’ list and with good reason. For me though, there is one classic which stands above all others and that’s Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca. The timeless story of love, sacrifice and friendship set against the backdrop of the Second World War still stands up even now some 70 years after its initial release. While at its core the movie is a romantic melodrama focusing on a tormented love triangle, there’s also a clear subtext focusing on the international politics of the time. Full of outstanding acting performances and arguably the most quotable script of all time, few films can match Casablanca for sheer volume of memorable moments.
You can read the full review here: