Posts Tagged ‘classic film’

Ride the High Country (1962)

A solid Western oater that's gotten a trifle puffed up in reputation over the years, "Ride the High Country" is still a worthy conveyance for two cowboy actors riding off into the sunset.

Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

A well-meaning but occasionally awkward film, "Sergeant Rutledge" addressed many of the same themes of "To Kill a Mockingbird," with a standout turn by Woody Strode.

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

With its mix of old and new elements, particularly a potent infusion or eroticism, "The Legend of Hell House" stands at the divide of the horror genre.

The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

Al Pacino's breakthrough role showcases an already fully formed screen presence in a dire depiction of drug addicts decades before "Kids" or "Trainspotting."

Now and Then (1995)

Dismissed as a gender-switch ripoff of "Stand By Me," this warmhearted drama hits all the appropriate warm-and-fuzzy notes.

Bite the Bullet (1975)

This largely unremembered neo-Western features Gene Hackman as a protagonist who both upholds and eschews the traits of a conventional hero.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Now available in a 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" is simply one of the funniest and most joyous films ever made.

The Far Country (1954)

The next to last in the Anthony Mann / Jimmy Stewart Westerns, "The Far Country" explores the outer limits of the individualist creed of the pioneer code.