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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

It’s 1974 in New York City. Four armed men hijack the first car of a subway train and demand that the city pay one...

The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the...

There is something deeply ironic about every propaganda film. Whether or not you agree with its agenda, its bias remains so blinding that the...

The Great Gatsby (1974)

What happens when you take Kanye West, Fergie, and Baz Luhrmann and throw them out of 2013’s The Great Gatsby? You get what Francis...

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Singin’ in the Rain is the classic musical that brought you Gene Kelly’s infamous tap dancing routine on a sound stage and that really...

Clueless (1995)

There’s only one name that comes to mind when the word “fabulous” comes up in conversation—and that’s Cher Horowitz.Clueless, an adaption of Jane Austen’s...

12 Angry Men (1957)

When Reginald Rose’s 12 Angry Men premiered in 1957, I have to wonder what our predecessors thought. Back then, people did not fear homosexuality—they...

Risky Business (1983)

After watching the latest installment in the Mission Impossible series, I decided to spend the remainder of my summer watching almost everything that starred...

Goodfellas (1990)

Bullets to the face. Knives in the gut. Being frozen in a meat truck. This is a story that has come to be legendary...

Nosferatu (1922)

The year was 1922. The widow of Bram Stoker, who had written the seminal vampire book Nosferatu, was still alive and still held the...

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Romantic comedies have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, especially around Valentine’s Day. Having watched almost all of the recent ones, I decided...

Splendor in the Grass (1961)

By complete coincidence, I am at this very moment involved in Theatre Erindale’s production of Picnic, a Pulitzer Prize–winning play by William Inge, who...

Heartburn (1986)

When I first saw Tim Burton’s Batman, I was convinced that Jack Nicholson, when given a decent script, could act circles around anybody. Since...
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