Can a film still be a masterpiece while remaining intrinsically flawed? If so, "The Natural" comes as close as it gets.
While I'd never put it on my list of the 10 greatest Disney pictures, it is cute, and Knotts & Conway are a hoot.
William Holden's screen debut has a predictably mushy romantic plot, but the vivid characters, emotive acting and smart dialogue carry the day.
“Dragnet” is pokey next to its peers. Then again, like many prototypes, it’s a merely sufficient expression of possibility without refinement of later versions.
In the “Class of …” series, Nick Rogers takes a monthly look back at films celebrating either their 20th or 30th anniversary of initial release this year — six from 1997 and seven from 1987 (the extra in a forthcoming double-feature column). The rules: No Oscar nominees and no films that were among either year’s top-10 box-office […]
It stands as a poignant bookend to a hefty cinematic saga — and the film that brought Film Yapper Sam Watermeier into the world.
This touching slice-of-life film jumpstarted the careers of Peter Dinklage and Bobby Cannavale.