Posts Tagged ‘classic film’
David Bowie's favorite screen role was in "Mr. Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," an engaging but often moony contemplation of forbidden love.
The story of a crook who loses it all by going straight, "The Great McGinty" launched Preston Sturges' directing career and gave Brian Donlevy a rare leading role.
An early iteration of the serial killer as main character theme, "The Collector" features two wonderful performances by Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.
"The Night Porter" is one of the most reviled and celebrated art films of the last half-century. Personally, I don't see the two as mutually exclusive.
A delightful frivolity, fun and energetic, happy-happy moviemaking designed to make people forget their troubles. But Best Picture?
There is a purity to "Two-Lane Blacktop" that grabs you like fat tires gripping a hot asphalt road.
A forgotten war picture that deserves a better place in the cinematic pantheon, "Hell Is For Heroes" features Steve McQueen at his surly anti-hero best.
This weird, glorious and brutal south-of-the-border saga is not Sam Peckinpah's greatest film, but it is his most quintessential one.