Tootsie (1982)

“I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would be the object of so much genuine affection.” Synopsis: An out-of-work actor (Dustin Hoffman) in need of money to produce a play written by his roommate (Bill Murray) dresses like a woman and is given a role on a daytime soap opera, where he falls […]

Old Yeller (1957)

“Old Yeller just saved your life — and Elizabeth’s, too!” Synopsis: When his father (Fess Parker) goes away on a cattle drive, Travis (Tommy Kirk) helps his mother (Dorothy McGuire) care for his younger brother (Kevin Corcoran) on their Texas ranch. A visiting mongrel, “Old Yeller”, soon earns his way into Travis’s heart — but […]

Sky Above, the Mud Below, The (1961)

“We are here just as observers — and, if they will let us be, as friends.” Synopsis: A team of European explorers are assisted by New Guinean natives as they travel through uncharted jungle territory. Genres: Documentary Explorers Jungles Native Peoples Review: This Oscar-winning documentary remains a fascinating (if perhaps inevitably patronizing) artifact of an […]