M*A*S*H (1970)

“Follow the zany antics of our combat surgeons as they cut and stitch their way along the front lines…” Synopsis: During the Korean War, two irreverent surgeons (Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould) and their colleagues in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital try to distract themselves from the horrors of the battlefield. Genres: Black Comedy Bud […]

Sixteen Candles (1984)

“This is the single worst day of my entire life.” Synopsis: A teenager (Molly Ringwald) who is upset that no one in her family remembers her sixteenth birthday lusts after a hunky classmate (Michael Schoeffling), but must deal instead with the attentions of an insistent geek (Anthony Michael Hall). Genres: Comedy High School Misfits Teenagers […]

Femmes Fatales (1976)

“As soon as my eyes are closed, they barge in…” Synopsis: A gynecologist (Jean-Pierre Marielle) and a pimp (Jean Rochefort) trying to flee from the world of women find themselves pursued by a militant army of sex-crazed females. Genres: Battle-of-the-Sexes Bertrand Blier Films French Films Living Nightmare Satires and Spoofs Response to Peary’s Review: In […]

Karate Kid (1984)

“We make sacred pact. I promise teach karate to you, you promise learn. I say, you do, no questions.” Synopsis: A New Jersey teenager (Ralph Maccio) moves to California and falls in love with a beautiful blonde (Elizabeth Shue) whose thuggish ex-boyfriend (William Zabka) bullies him mercilessly. To prepare for fighting back, Danny (Macchio) is […]

Supergirl (1984)

“Such a pretty world; I can’t wait until it’s all mine.” Synopsis: Superman’s cousin (Helen Slater) is sent to Earth to retrieve a missing talisman known as an Omegahedron, and finds herself confronting a power-hungry witch named Selena (Faye Dunaway). Genres: Faye Dunaway Films Mia Farrow Films Peter O’Toole Films Strong Females Superheroes Witches, Wizards, […]

4D Man (1959)

“Nothing can stop him… A man in the fourth dimension is indestructible!” Synopsis: A scientist (James Congdon) experiments with an amplifier that would allow objects to pass through solid matter into the “fourth dimension”; but when his scientist brother (Robert Lansing) discovers that he possesses this “lifeforce” power himself, dire consequences ensue… Genres: Horror Science […]

Southern Comfort (1981)

“We don’t know the enemy’s strength or his disposition — and while he may have the advantage of familiar terrain, we have the advantage of military training.” Synopsis: A group of Louisiana National Guardsmen (including Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales, and Peter Coyote) find themselves lost in the bayou, fighting for survival […]

Dial M for Murder (1954)

“People don’t commit murder on credit.” Synopsis: An ex-tennis pro (Ray Milland) carries out an elaborate plan to have his wealthy philandering wife (Grace Kelly) killed by a former classmate (Anthony Dawson); when Kelly manages to kill Dawson instead, Milland schemes to have Kelly indicted for murder — and it’s up to her American lover […]

Laura (1944)

“I must say: for a charming, intelligent girl, you certainly surrounded yourself with a remarkable collection of dopes.” Synopsis: A hard-boiled detective (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of a woman (Gene Tierney) loved by both an arrogant newspaper columnist (Clifton Webb) and a spoiled dilettante (Vincent Price). Genres: Clifton Webb Films Criminal Investigation Dana Andrews […]

Strangers on a Train (1951)

“Everyone has somebody that they want to put out of the way.”