Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The (1962)

“Somebody better listen to somebody about Liberty Valance!” Synopsis: A beloved politician (Jimmy Stewart) returns with his wife (Vera Miles) to the small Western town where he’s famous for having killed a bullying gunslinger named Liberty Valance (Lee Marvin); but as he begins to relate the story of his relationship with the recently deceased town […]

28 Up (1984)

“Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” Synopsis: A group of diverse British children are interviewed at the ages of 7, 14, 21, and 28. Genres: Documentary Response to Peary‚Äôs Review: I’ll be cheating a bit in my review of this “unique, fascinating documentary” by Michael Apted, […]

Stagecoach (1939)

“There are some things a man just can’t run away from.” Synopsis: A diverse group of passengers — including a prostitute (Claire Trevor), an alcoholic doctor (Thomas Mitchell), a gambler (John Carradine), a whiskey seller (Donald Meek), a shady banker (Berton Churchill), a sheriff (George Bancroft), and the pregnant wife (Louise Platt) of a cavalry […]