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.
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.