Forever Amber (1947)

“She’s in love with her own ambitions; I’m only part of them.” Synopsis: An ambitious orphan (Linda Darnell) falls in love with a nobleman (Cornel Wilde) during the Stuart Restoration, but her desire for social advancement at any cost compromises their relationship. Genres: Cornel Wilde Films George Sanders Films Historical Drama Jessica Tandy Films Linda […]

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

“An Englishman never jokes about a wager.” Synopsis: In Victorian England, a gentleman named Phileas Fogg (David Niven) wagers his entire fortune that he can travel across the world in 80 days. Genres: Cat-and-Mouse David Niven Films Detective and Private Eyes John Mills Films Jules Verne Adaptations Race Against Time Road Trip Robert Newton Films […]

Made For Each Other (1971)

“That’s why Gig and I are so good for each other: We’re two self-destructives confronting the life source.”

Bullitt (1968)

“You work your side of the street, and I’ll work mine.” Synopsis: A police detective (Steve McQueen) hired to protect a mafia informant (Pat Renella) investigates his ward’s brutal assassination.

Hurry Sundown (1967)

“Land lasts: you take care of it, and it’ll take care of you.” Synopsis: The unscrupulous husband (Michael Caine) of a land-owning Southern heiress (Jane Fonda) attempts to buy out two small plots of land: one owned by his poor cousin (John Phillip Law) and his wife (Faye Dunaway), the other by a black farmer […]

Wild Strawberries (1957)

“Recently I’ve had the weirdest dreams — as if I must tell myself something I won’t listen to when I’m awake.” Synopsis: An elderly professor (Victor Sjostrom) travelling to an awards ceremony reflects upon the joys and pains of his past, attempting to understand why he is seen by many as cold and unforgiving. Genres: […]

Navy vs. the Night Monsters, The (1966)

“Let’s not forget the penguins!” Synopsis: Residents on a South Seas Naval base are terrorized by acid-secreting monster trees transplanted from Antarctica. Genres: Killer Plants Mamie Van Doren Films Military Science Fiction Review: Rated just 2.4 stars by users on IMDb, this notoriously awful sci-fi horror flick offers stunningly few redeeming qualities, even for diehard […]

Tightrope (1984)

“Maybe I’ll take you up on that sometime.” Synopsis: A bitterly divorced detective (Clint Eastwood) with two young daughters (Alison Eastwood and Jenny Beck) delves into the underworld of New Orleans while pursuing a wily, mask-wearing serial killer (Marco St. John). Genres: Cat-and-Mouse Clint Eastwood Films Detectives and Private Eyes Serial Killers Response to Peary‚Äôs […]

French Postcards (1979)

“I’m not talking about school — I’m talking about life!” Synopsis: A group of American college students (Miles Chapin, David Marshall Grant, Blanche Baker, and Debra Winger) experience life and love while studying abroad at an institute in Paris. Genres: College Coming-of-Age Debra Winger Films Ensemble Cast Expatriates Review: A minor cult favorite among those […]

Jungle Princess, The (1936)

“Devils are as real to these people as leopards and pythons are to us — as real, and a lot more terrifying.” Synopsis: While visiting Malaysia with his fiancee (Molly Lamont) and her father, a scientist (Ray Milland) is attacked by a tiger in the jungle, and rescued by a beautiful native girl (Dorothy Lamour) […]