An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.
Like a lot of Sergio Leone's films, "Duck, You Sucker!" has some big ideas lurking beneath a gaudy facade of violence and miscreant behavior.
A dark, intransigent look at three lonely, emotionally drained characters who would do anything for money.
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
This 1965 piffle is a reminder that big-budget movie-making for pure entertainment existed long before the blockbuster era.
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.
"Crash" is nothing short of the greatest film about race relations ever made.
Though its social mores are horribly outdated, "How to Marry a Millionaire" is a colorful and vivid portrait of a bygone era.
Grand and gaudy, magnificent and indulgent, "Cleopatra" deserves much better than its current status as a cinematic punchline.
"Carnal Knowledge" covers a lot of ground — not just in terms of the passage of time, but in terms of cerebral depth.
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.
This fast-paced British romp still ranks as one of the funniest films ever made.
A surprisingly effective piece of old-school Hollywood "Great Man" mythologizing, with Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison reining in their hammy personas.
Mike Nichols' brilliant adaptation of Joseph Heller’s caustic novel still ranks as perhaps the best dark comedy of all time.