Family Plot (1976)

“There is no Eddie Shoebridge. He went up in smoke 25 years ago and came down in the city; he calls himself Arthur Adamson.” Synopsis: A fraudulent psychic (Barbara Harris) and her taxi-driver boyfriend (Bruce Dern) try to locate the nephew of a wealthy woman (Catherine Nesbitt) who is offering a reward for his discovery […]

California Split (1974)

“If it takes a watermelon five minutes to water, how long does it take a sweetpea to pee? As long as it takes a pair of dice to crap.” Synopsis: Two small-time gamblers (Elliott Gould and George Segal) meet at a poker game and continue to try their luck together. Genres: Elliott Gould Films Gambling […]

Going Places (1974)

“If we don’t know where to go, why not stop awhile?” Synopsis: A pair of petty criminals (Gerard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere) travel aimlessly across France, stealing cars and pursuing women. Genres: Bertrand Blier Films French Films Fugitives Gerard Depardieu Films Jeanne Moreau Films Road Trip Thieves and Criminals Womanizers Response to Peary’s Review: Peary […]

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

“What do you know, really? You’re just an ordinary little girl, living in an ordinary little town.” Synopsis: A teenager (Teresa Wright) in a small town hopes that the arrival of her beloved Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten) will bring some excitement into her family’s lives; soon, however, she learns the devastating truth that Uncle Charlie […]

Superman III (1983)

“Superman, you’re just in a slump — you’ll be great again!” Synopsis: A computer geek (Richard Pryor) working for a nefarious businessman (Robert Vaughn) gives Superman (Christopher Reeve) tar-laced-kryptonite, which turns him from a crime-fighting superhero into an evil prankster. Genres: Christopher Reeve Films Comics and Comic Strips Fantasy Margot Kidder Films Richard Lester Films […]

Superman II (1980)

“Think of it: three — count them — three supervillains, each one with the same powers he has, each one totally dedicated to corruption, violence, and evil.” Synopsis: Superman (Christopher Reeve) gives up his special powers to be in a relationship with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) — but when three super-criminals from Krypton (Terence Stamp, […]

Superman (1978)

“I’m here to fight for truth, and justice, and the American way.” Synopsis: The infant son of a scientist (Marlon Brandon) from the dying planet of Krypton is sent to Earth, where he is adopted by the childless Kents (Glenn Ford and Phyllis Thaxter) and grows into a misunderstood teen (Jeff East). When young Clark […]

Cooley High (1975)

“As soon as I get out, I’m off like a big black bird — to Hollywood!” Synopsis: An aspiring teenage writer (Glyn Turman) in 1960s Chicago spends his time hanging out with friends (including Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), ditching school, and hitting on a pretty new girl (Cynthia Davis). Genres: African-Americans High School Teenagers Review: Based on […]

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

“Why don’t you just give up on me? I’ve jinxed every guy I’ve known.” Synopsis: The husband (Gerard Depardieu) of a depressed woman (Carole Laure) finds her another lover (Patrick Dewaere) in an attempt to make her happy, but it’s not until 13-year-old Christian (Riton Liebman) arrives in their lives that Laure finds her emotions […]

Little Fugitive (1953)

[Note: The following review is of a non-Peary title; click here to read more.] “Ya shot him, Joey! Ya shot your brother!” Synopsis: A little boy (Richie Andrusco) who mistakenly believes he’s murdered his older brother (Ricky Brewster) flees to Coney Island, where he survives on his own until his brother finds him. Genres: Carnivals […]