A powerful film from one of the hot new directors of the late 1960’s, Arthur Penn. One of the few films that successfully manages to tweak “the old west” while at the same time being highly reverent to the ways of the American Indians. A truly great film, to be watched again and again, if only for the wonderful scenes between Dustin Hoffman and Chief Dan George. IMDb entry
What can we say? This is it—the original article. The one and only real, genuine, accept-no-substitutes KING KONG, in glorious, luminous Black & White. Not someone else’s idea of what the story should be but the REAL DEAL. A film that has survived the ravages of time and will be long remembered after the fourteen different edits of the recent “remake” have faded away in a digital haze. Do we love this film? Why, yes, how can you tell? IMDb entry
Richard Donner’s magnificent, half-finished epic has become the iconic embodiment of The Man of Steel, regardless of the machinations of the suits at Warner Bros. and DC Comics. Christopher Reeve’s portrayal is up there with Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the Opera and Sean Connery as James Bond: Often imitated, never equaled. Ironically, Donner has been allowed to “finish” his version as best he could and it is now available as “Superman II: The Ri
Lewis Milestone’s ground-breaking sound film epic treats WWI not as an allegory, as many of its predecessors had, but as a painfully human story, showing the hopes and fears of a group of young men being thrust into battle. While in no way an obscure film, it had been cut to ribbons by a variety of editors over the years until it was merely a shell of its former self. Enter The Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Center, which worked diligently for more than five
It is thought that these shorts were made so that the executives at Paramount could see just how good or bad W.C. Fields was on the talking screen. I guess he must have impressed them as he was immediately pressed into feature films! Of the four shorts he made for “King of Comedy” and golfing buddy Mack Sennett, these two are the most unusual and, ironically, are also both public domain, allowing you to go HERE or HERE to view or even download the complete films for yourself!