Passion de Jeanne D’Arc, Le/Passion of Joan of Arc, The (1928)

“Listen, Joan — we know that your visions come not from God but from Satan!” Synopsis: Joan of Arc (Maria Falconetti) faces intense interrogation before being sentenced to burn at the stake. Genres: Carl Theodore Dreyer Films Christianity Courtroom Drama Falsely Accused Religious Faith Silent Films Response to Peary’s Review: Peary refers to this iconic […]

Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982)

“My plan was to kiss her with every lip on my face.” Synopsis: A private detective (Steve Martin) interacts with a host of iconic Hollywood characters while helping a sexy female client (Rachel Ward) investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Genres: Detectives and Private Eyes Satires and Spoofs Steve Martin Films Response to Peary’s […]

Nickelodeon (1976)

“Any jerk can direct!” Synopsis: In the early days of Hollywood, an attorney (Ryan O’Neal) and a cowboy (Burt Reynolds) — both in love with the same woman (Jane Hitchcock) — become involved in the burgeoning motion picture industry. Genres: Brian Keith Films Burt Reynolds Films Comedy Hollywood Lawyers Movie Directors Peter Bogdanovich Films Ryan […]

Wedding March, The (1928)

“There is no such thing as accident. It is Fate — mis-named.” Synopsis: A fun-loving Viennese prince (Erich von Stroheim) is warned by his parents (George Fawcett and Maude George) that he must marry for money in order to maintain his sumptuous lifestyle; but despite becoming engaged to a club-footed heiress (Zasu Pitts), he falls […]