Quo Vadis? (1912)

“Quo vadis, Domine? Where goest thou, Lord?” Synopsis: During the rule of Nero (Carlo Cattaneo), a Roman patrician (Amleto Novelli) falls in love with a Christian slave named Lygia (Lea Giunchi), who converts him to Christianity. Genres: Ancient Greece and Rome Christianity Historical Drama Silent Films Slavery Review: Made in 1912, Enrico Guazzoni’s Quo Vadis? […]

Go, Man, Go! (1954)

“We’re a team that’s going places — and in no time, we’ll be the greatest in the world!” Synopsis: Promoter Abe Saperstein (Dane Clark) and his assistant Inman Jackson (Sidney Poitier) bring the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team to fame. Genres: African-Americans Sidney Poitier Films Sports Review: Never released on video or DVD, this underground cult […]

Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)

“I’m not adding up to anything, am I, Aaron? I’m not making any sense.” Synopsis: When visited by an old boyfriend (Barry Primus) hoping to make a film about her, a former fashion model (Faye Dunaway) recovering from a mental breakdown reflects on her rocky past and relationships. Genres: Faye Dunaway Films Flashback Films Mental […]

Gentleman Jim (1942)

“The Corbetts are at it again!” Synopsis: In 19th century San Francisco, Irish-American bank teller Jim Corbett (Errol Flynn) rises to fame and becomes renowned boxer “Gentleman Jim”. Genres: Alexis Smith Films Biopics Boxing Errol Flynn Films Raoul Walsh Films Social Climbers Response to Peary’s Review: Along with many other critics, Peary is clearly a […]

Double Indemnity (1944)

“How could I have known that murder could sometimes smell like honeysuckle?” Synopsis: Cocky salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) falls for femme fatale Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who convinces him to secretly sell accident insurance to her husband (Tom Powers) and then help her murder him. Genres: Barbara Stanwyck Films Billy Wilder Films Edward G. […]