Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

“It just happens to be Pakistan now, as far as I can see — it happens to be that which we’re doing the benefit for. It’s a particularly bad situation there, but it does happen all the time — this is happening everywhere.” Synopsis: Ravi Shankar and George Harrison host a concert at Madison Square […]

Big Heat, The (1953)

“This is my home, and I don’t like dirt tracked into it.” Synopsis: When a policeman commits suicide, his wife (Jeanette Nolan) immediately calls local crime lord Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby) and shares that his suicide note contains damning evidence of political collusion. Meanwhile, a detective (Glenn Ford) with a loving wife (Jocelyn Brando) and […]

China Syndrome, The (1979)

“There is no conspiracy, there is no cover-up.” Synopsis: A TV journalist (Jane Fonda) and her cameraman (Michael Douglas) discover that all is not well at a local nuclear power plant. While it’s clear the plant supervisor (Jack Lemmon) is alarmed by an accident that’s taken place, he’s hesitant to speak out given warnings by […]

Rio Grande (1950)

“To my only rival — the United States Cavalry.” Synopsis: A cavalry officer (John Wayne) placed on the Texas frontier to defend the state against Apache attack is distressed to see his son (Claude Jarman, Jr.) — recently denied entry to West Point — showing up as a recruit. Trooper Jeff (Jarman, Jr.) is followed […]