Posts Tagged ‘classic film’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Big Trouble in Little China - featured

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

An overpriced, goofy doof of a movie, "Big Trouble in Little China" laid low a lot of careers, but made some cult fans along the way.
How to Marry a Millionaire - featured

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Though its social mores are horribly outdated, "How to Marry a Millionaire" is a colorful and vivid portrait of a bygone era.

Cleopatra - featured

Cleopatra (1963)

Grand and gaudy, magnificent and indulgent, "Cleopatra" deserves much better than its current status as a cinematic punchline.
East of Eden - featured

East of Eden (1955)

John Steinbeck's sprawling book doesn't translate perfectly to the screen, but James Dean's transformative performance makes "East of Eden" a watershed film.

The Agony and the Ecastasy - featured

The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

A surprisingly effective piece of old-school Hollywood "Great Man" mythologizing, with Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison reining in their hammy personas.
The Driver - featured

The Driver (1978)

Walter Hill's second directorial film helped end Ryan O'Neal's career & stunted Isabelle Adjani's but its stylistic influence on films like "Drive" is obvious.

Up the River - featured

Up the River (1930)

One of John Ford's earliest sound pictures, the jailbird comedy "Up the River" first introduced audiences to Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.
When Willie Came Marching Home - featured

When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

A fairly forgettable war comedy filled with goofball slapstick, except it was directed by the great John Ford at the height of his powers.