Dodsworth (1936)

“A man’s habits get pretty strong in 20 years.” Synopsis: A retired automobile magnate (Walter Huston) goes on a European tour with his wife (Ruth Chatterton), who is eager to “have a fling” and feel young again. After an embarrassing flirtation with a roue (David Niven), Chatterton falls for a playboy (Paul Lukas) and then […]

Peary’s Must-See Titles Listed Chronologically

In case you’d like to see Peary’s recommended “must-see” titles in chronological order — here they are! 1910s Quo Vadis? (1912) Student of Prague, The (1913) Tillie‚Äôs Punctured Romance (1914) Birth of a Nation, The (1915) Intolerance (1916) Straight Shooting (1917) Hearts of the World (1918) Broken Blossoms (The Yellow Man and the White Girl) […]

Another Take: The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

In 2004, the New York Times published an anthology of original reviews of what it claims are “the 1000 best movies [talkies released between 1927 and 1998] ever made” (and yes, Bosley Crowther’s infamous slam of Bonnie and Clyde is in the book, shameful warts and all). Click here to read the reviews from the […]