Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 8 Articles
Ruining Their Reputations: Pre-Code Movies Have a Naughty Reputation That's Not Always Deserved
1 Jul 2012 // 6:10 PM
Not every pre-Code film is a Scarface or Baby Face; some are only mediocre faces.
Tearjerkers, Weepies, Three-hanky Pictures, Sudsers & Other Such 'Balloon Juice'
14 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
1 Jun 2011 // 4:58 PM
A Texas Ranger and a smooth-talking gambler go undercover to take down a notorious gang of gunrunners.
White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life
9 Nov 2009 // 3:58 PM
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.
From Hungary to Hollywood: "The Undesirable"
23 May 2016 // 9:45 PM
At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.
A Profile of the Great Profile: 'The Mad Genius' and 'The Great Man Votes'
19 Nov 2015 // 3:30 AM
Two performances from John Barrymore take us from pre-Code camp to prescient political satire.