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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Up the River - featured

Up the River (1930)

One of John Ford's earliest sound pictures, the jailbird comedy "Up the River" first introduced audiences to Humphrey Bogart and Spencer Tracy.
Rebel Without A Cause -- Featured Image

Rebel Without A Cause

"Rebel Without a Cause" still holds up as one of the most important films of the 1950s.

The Graduate -- Featured Image

Buried Treasures: The Graduate

One of the most important American films ever, "The Graduate" still delights audiences.
When Willie Came Marching Home - featured

When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

A fairly forgettable war comedy filled with goofball slapstick, except it was directed by the great John Ford at the height of his powers.

THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, Linda Hunt, Mel Gibson, 1982, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

"The Year of Living Dangerously" is a grand and grim reminder of our capacities for hope and despair, and that you don't need a lot of words to convey big ideas.
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World -- featured image

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is one giant, excessive, madcap, slapstick, over-the-top romp.

None But the Brave - featured

None But the Brave (1965)

Frank Sinatra's only effort in the director's chair resulted in a ham-handed anti-war film with noble intentions but a complete lack of subtlety.
Some Came Running - featured

Some Came Running (1958)

A misguided attempt to recapture magic in a bottle, "Some Came Running" is a poor vehicle for Frank Sinatra and a narrative mess.