- Sep 25, 2009
FP089: The Father’s Business
Albert and David Maysles' "Direct cinema" masterpiece tells the story of four door-to-door bible salesman and the people and problems...
- Sep 18, 2009
FP088: Life Out of Balance
The grand combination of Godfrey Reggio's thoughts, Philip Glass' music and Ron Fricke's cinematography make this film not only an...
8½ (Otto e mezzo) (1963)
- Sep 11, 2009
FP087: “stringing together the tattered pieces of your life...”
As the result of a horrible case of writer’s block, Federico Fellini created one of his most seminal and autobiographical films. The...
Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
- Sep 4, 2009
FP086: “I Know You Are, But What Am I?"
What a way to start your career! Tim Burton’s debut feature and Paul Reubens’ big screen debut as his beloved and bizarre man-child...
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
- Oct 17, 2008
FP085: A Relaxing Game of Solitaire...
John Frankenheimer's political thriller, based on Richard Condon's novel, is as riveting today as it ever was, remakes notwithstanding....
Winchester '73 (1950)
- Oct 10, 2008
FP084: “The Gun That Won the West."
Anthony Mann took an aging genre, the western, and an aging star, James Stewart, and turned them both around in Winchester '73. This film...
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
- Oct 3, 2008
FP083: “Whaddaya Hear? Whaddaya Say?"
Pat O’Brien as a priest, James Cagney as a murderous hood, and Humphrey Bogart as a sleazy lawyer? How can you go wrong? Lay it all in...
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying
- Jun 13, 2008
FP082: “We’ll Meet Again Some Sunny Day…"
What a better choice for Friday the 13th than Stanley Kubrick acidic comedy about the destruction of our world via Nuclear Holocaust?...
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
- Jun 6, 2008
FP081: “Snakes—why’d it have to be snakes?"
The first and best-often imitated, never equalled—even by its creators! Join us as we reminisce about one of THE summer movies! IMDb entry
Citizen Kane (1941)
- May 23, 2008
Orson Welles—twenty-five years old—comes to Hollywood and makes this film. Amazing. IMDb entry