Jules et Jim

Adapted from a little-known 1953 novel by Henri Pierre Roche, Jules et Jim – Francois Truffaut’s fifth film in a highly creative two-year period – is an energetic and cinematic, but ultimately frustrating, attempt to breathe new life into  ...

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet

If Glengarry Glen Ross is about one thing, it’s about talking. Not ‘talking’ in the sense of ‘talking over issues’ or ‘talking about feelings/relationships’, not talking as in ‘shooting the breeze’ or ‘chewing the fat’, but ugly, desperate, jittery  ...

An American in Paris

Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s recent film Amelie has caused quite a stir in its native France, where it has been accused of sentimentally recreating an artificial Paris, digitally sanitized and stripped of all the contrasts and seamier elements which make the  ...

The Philadelphia Story

Whenever conversation turns to film comedies, someone will invariably make the comment that the fast-paced comedies of the 1930s and 1940s represent a high water mark in the history of the genre. While this “they-don’t-make-‘em-like-that-anymore” attitude can become a  ...

Rebel Without a Cause

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com James Dean has become such an iconic figure that it is hard to believe that at the time of his death in 1955 he had only been seen in  ...

Local Hero

“I’m more of a Telex man,” is Mac Macintyre’s reaction to the news that his employer, a major Houston oil company, is sending him over to a small town in the north of Scotland to finesse the details of  ...

Dial M for Murder

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A Night at the Opera

Suggested reading: Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers (2000), Simon Louvish The Marx Brothers (1987), Wes D. Gehring The highest grossing (and reportedly Groucho’s favorite) of all the brothers’ movies, A Night at  ...

Gormenghast

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy is a rich, weighty series of novels – one that is as widely loved  ...