Monday, October 13 2008
Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.
Monday, June 18 2007
In its infancy, the cinematic artform went through some formidable technological and stylistic changes. The ten DVDs discussed here highlight the very definition of the Golden Age of filmmaking.
Thursday, January 19 2012
You'd think she'd have made the minor ones before her breakthrough, but somehow Debbie Reynolds' projects devolved.
Friday, October 1 2010
Stanley Donen’s Charade deftly balances suspense, romance and comedy, in a quirky thriller that is memorable for showcasing the great chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.
Thursday, March 26 2009
Heterosexual coupling wins the day, but the relationship that really counts in this film is between the two people who aren’t in love with each other, but rather with fashion.
Monday, December 17 2007
For all its stylistic achievements, Funny Face ultimately is a story about finding a balance between brains and beauty, and eventually rejects both and settles for love.
Friday, April 27 2007
This is a conformist America as it was defining itself in the mid 20th century, a young superpower looking backwards for grounding. The characters are brash and loud and charismatic.