A Perky Pride and Prejudice
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A glossy, peppy, but blithely compromised version of the Jane Austen classic, for the viewer who feels entirely comfortable with heavy dramatic, visual, and musical cues to bolster understanding and response. D... read full review
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When I started THE LAST FRONTIER, a psychological western by Anthony Mann with some reputation, I though I wouldn't finish it. The conflict (civilized versus uncivilized) seemed heavy-handed (which it is) ... read full review
Memories of Murder
For me, MEMORIES OF MURDER and NOWHERE TO HIDE are the two most exciting Korean "New Wave" movies I've seen. There are many wonderful Korean movies from the last decade, but these both translate ... read full review
Out of Nowhere
This is a movie about movies, and (as the director states in the press kit) about "movement." "Nowhere to Hide" is influenced by the kinetic stylization of graphic novels, the dissonance be... read full review
An Independent Classic
A classic small film by Scotish director Bill Forsyth, "Local Hero" is the story of Big Oil and the small Scottish village whose harbor it wants to buy. Full of deadpan takes on loveable eccentrics, t... read full review
Did I mention that it's hilarious?
A cult favorite among hockey fans, "Slap Shot" is a modest film that has shown great durability even with wider audiences. The infamous Hanson brothers have gone on to fame & celebrity, and the in... read full review
Cary Grant Goes to High School
This isn't the best Cary Grant movie by far, but it's still better than pretty much anything you'll pick up at Borders or on Ebay. At this point in his career, Cary Grant had become Cary Grant--s... read full review
And they didn't even know they were making noirs!
This has to be the best noir ever made. It has--as others have mentioned--everything! Mitchum is the epitome of cool intelligence done in by what all men are "reduced to--the obvious"(Eels, ... read full review
How Do You Feel About Zombies?
This is a cult classic, directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by the legendary Val Lewton. It's full of atmosphere and cinematography that's better than it needs to be for the horror/thriller genr... read full review
A Classic Beyond Dispute
What can you say? You get Carol Reed (director),Graham Green(script),Harry Lime(Orson Wells at his most flamboyant),Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton as the archtypal innocent American),steady Trevor Howard, lessons... read full review