Dont Look Back (1967)

“I’ve got my friends… I’m well-situated.” Synopsis: Young Bob Dylan is filmed both on stage and off during his final acoustic tour in England. Genres: Documentary Musicians Review: D.A. Pennebaker’s cinéma vérité documentary about Bob Dylan on tour in England remains a unique and rare glimpse into his early career. From the opening sequence (essentially […]

Arrowsmith (1931)

“Bugs don’t commit suicide… What killed them?” Synopsis: A doctor (Ronald Colman) and his new wife (Helen Hayes) move to her small town, where he starts a practice — but he’s soon wooed by his mentor (A.E. Anson) to New York for a research position, and begins work on a revolutionary serum. When he is […]

Little Romance, A (1979)

“I used to think, maybe a long time ago, like — like in the time of the pharaohs or Louis the 13th — that there was somebody made just perfect for me.” Synopsis: A precocious teen (Diane Lane) living in Paris with her self-absorbed mother (Sally Kellerman) and kind stepfather (Arthur Hill) meets a young […]

Female Trouble (1974)

“We have a theory that crime enhances one’s beauty.” Synopsis: A former juvenile delinquent (Divine) is impregnated and promptly abandoned by a man (Divine) she hitches a ride with, then raises an insufferable daughter (Mink Stole) while surviving on her own as a prostitute and thief. After marrying a hairdresser (Michael Potter) whose aunt (Edith […]

Pink Flamingos (1972)

“I love you even more than my own filthiness!” Synopsis: When a murderous rivalry ensues between the Filthiest Human in the World (Divine) and her competitors (David Lochary and Mink Stole), no action is too low or disgusting to enter the fray. Babs (Divine), her companion Cotton (Mary Vivian Pearce), and her son Crackers (Danny […]

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

“From now on, you’ve got to be afraid!” Synopsis: A prizewinning boxer (John Garfield) whose shady manager (Robert Gleckler) accidentally kills a snoopy reporter (John Ridgely) and is then killed in a fiery car crash while making off with Garfield’s girlfriend (Ann Sheridan) is falsely accused of murder and presumed dead. Garfield goes undercover and […]

Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936)

“I’ve promised him that we’re going to put this show on!” Synopsis: A hypochondriac millionaire (Victor Moore) whose business managers (Osgood Perkins and Charles D. Brown) have gambled away his savings convince him to purchase an insurance policy — secretly hoping he will die soon so they can cash in — from an agent (Dick […]

Multiple Maniacs (1970)

“I’m a maniac that cannot be cured!” Synopsis: The narcissistic, murderous owner (Divine) of a “Cavalcade of Perversions” travelling show becomes enraged when she learns from a gossipy barista (Edith Massey) that her lover (David Lochary) has a mistress (Mary Vivian Pearce). With assistance from her new lesbian lover (Mink Stole), she plots revenge and […]

Mondo Trasho (1969)

“It isn’t easy being Divine!” Synopsis: While ogling a naked hitchhiker, a beefy transvestite (Divine) accidentally runs over a young woman (Mary Vivian Pearce) who was recently accosted by a foot fetishist in the park. After Divine envisions the Virgin Mary (Margie Skidmore), she and Pearce are kidnapped and taken to a lunatic asylum, where […]

Between the Lines (1977)

“We’re still about telling the truth. We’re still about something big here — and not many people can say that now.” Synopsis: The staff of an independent newspaper — including a reporter (John Heard), a photographer (Lindsay Crouse), a rock music critic (Jeff Goldblum), and a secretary (Jill Eikenberry) — mourn the changing of times […]