Sunday, July 1 2012
Not every pre-Code film is a Scarface or Baby Face; some are only mediocre faces.
Sunday, November 14 2010
Men's movies show us a fantasy of the man we'd like to be (Tarzan or James Bond or Sam Spade), while women's movies are transmogrified dreams of women's real lives.
Wednesday, June 1 2011
A Texas Ranger and a smooth-talking gambler go undercover to take down a notorious gang of gunrunners.
Monday, November 9 2009
While they might be right out of the Saturday Evening Post with their Norman Rockwell-esque moralizing and message, one cannot deny how thoroughly entertaining and iconic they both are.
Sunday, March 30 2008
Hooray for 'Hollywood': Second volume of '30s 'Forbidden' films is a fascinating collection.
Thursday, August 2 2007
This second volume of the Errol Flynn Signature Collection spans the first decade of Flynn's career, offering considerable variety and a reasonable glimpse at the fabled lothario's on-screen range.
Monday, May 28 2007
Some favorite DVD box sets that will round out any classics collection.
Tuesday, November 18 2014
This film is, above all, a technical accomplishment, but it has languished since its 1938 release.
Friday, August 2 2013
Bette, early and not so much
Friday, January 11 2013
But not to cinema
Thursday, November 19 2009
White Christmas: Anniversary Edition - Paramount [$24.99] / It's a Wonderful Life: 2 Disc Collector's Set - Paramount [$29.98]
Sunday, November 8 2009
Holiday films earn their place as categorical 'classics' in a couple of significant ways. The first is in the standard language of film itself. They're