Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)

Film Title

Lawrence Of Arabia

Synopsis

The story of T.E. Lawrence, who united Arab forces to have a serious impact on the WW1 war against the Turks.

Director

David Lean

Cast

Peter O'Toole
Sir Alec Guinness
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quayle
Jack Hawkins
Omar Sharif
Claude Rains

Lawrence Of Arabia is David Lean’s 1962 epic that won 7 Oscars, but of course, not the one that counted for the always overlooked Peter O’Toole. His resume includes Doctor Zhivalgo, Bridge On The River Kwai, and other classics. His masterpiece, of course, is Lawrence Of Arabia, an almost 4 hour long bum-numbing epic without […]

Antebellum

Film Title

Antebellum

Synopsis

A woman is enslaved on a plantation in a scenario that none of us would really be surprised to find out was true.

Director

Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz

Cast

Janelle Monae
Jena Malone
Eric Lange
Tongayi Chirisa
Jack Huston
Kiersey Clemons

It takes a village. As we continue to face and confront the reality that racism is still deeply ingrained in American society and culture, we continue to uncover more and more evidence that maybe the Civil War never really ended. Yes, slavery was technically outlawed as a result of the Civil War, but that did […]

A Face In The Crowd (1957)

Film Title

A Face In The Crowd

Synopsis

An Arkansas drunk and drifter becomes an overnight sensation and obsession. Will he be exposed for what he really is?

Director

Elia Kazan

Cast

Andy Griffith
Patricia Neal
Walter Matthau
Anthony Franciosa
Lee Remmick
Paul McGrath
Kay Medford

A Face In The Crowd made me sick. I hated everything about it. I wanted to reach through the flatscreen and punch Andy Griffith’s grinning mug. Why? Because every minute of this movie reminded me of our sitting Idiot In Chief, Donald Trump. This movie was made in 1957 and was as white as Wonder […]

Raising Arizona

Film Title

Raising Arizona

Synopsis

An ex-con and an ex-cop decide to end their childlessness and kidnap a quintuplet that will never be missed. Hilarity ensues.

Director

Joel & Ethan Coen

Cast

Nicholas Cage
Holly Hunter
Trey Wilson
John Goodman
Francis McDormand
Randall 'Tex' Cobb
Sam McMurray

In just a third of their output, the tapestry of locales and personas from vast walks of life in the Coen brothers’ cinematic universe reads more like an illustrated road atlas of the US than disparate stories. After just six films—Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, and […]

Raising Arizona: Devon’s Take

What Makes Raising Arizona Work? FAIR VALUE of Raising Arizona: $8.00. Like contemporaries A Fish Called Wanda or Brain Donors, Raising Arizona is a relentless slapstick comedy that has high re-watchability. THE COEN BROTHERS BEGIN HONING THEIR CHOPS: In many ways, Raising Arizona is the wooliest, most slapdash of all of the Coen comedies. They […]

Becket (1964)

Film Title

Becket

Synopsis

King Henry’s best buddy becomes too cozy with God after the King appoints him to a high Church position.

Director

Peter Glenville

Cast

Peter O'Toole
Richard Burton
John Gielgud
Donald Wolfit
David Weston
Pamela Brown

A decidedly off-balance historical character study, Becket concerns the friendship between Thomas Becket and King Henry II. Taking place within 100 years of the Battle of Hastings, and the conquering of the lowly Saxons by the haughty Normans, the film does not shy from showing the utter corruption that permeates the halls of power. Here, […]

The Lion In Winter (1968)

Film Title

The Lion In Winter

Synopsis

King Henry II has 3 sons that want to inherit the throne, but none is worthy and this will be no King Lear



Cast

Peter O'Toole
Katherine Hepburn
Anthony Hopkins
John Castle
Nigel Terry
Timothy Dalton
Jane Merrow

In Prussian folklore, there were 2 Lords with adjacent kingdoms. They had feuded for decades and absolutely loathed each other. Their hate had made for continuous misery for the people they lorded over and the Gods in the sky decided to do something that might bring peace. They wanted to be fair to both Lords, […]

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Film Title

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

Synopsis

Two late-night guests after a University welcoming party get caught up in a whirlwind of marital bliss

Director

Mike Nichols

Cast

Richard Burton
Elizabeth Taylor
Sandy Dennis
George Segal

Marital bliss has been described in many ways. “Death by 1,000 cuts” (Matt Cale) or “The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress and two slaves, making in all, two”(Ambrose Bierce). There are also many stages, the first being Disillusionment, which is the stage of marriage following Romance and before […]

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Film Title

The Big Lebowski

Synopsis

A case of mistaken identity ruins a rug and requires The Dude to take action against aggression that will not stand

Director

Joel and Ethan Coen

Cast

Jeff Bridges
John Goodman
Phillip Seymour Hoffman
David Huddleston
Julianne Moore
Steve Buscemi
John Turturro
Peter Stomare
Tara Reid
John Polito
Sam Elliot
Ben Gazarra

If there ever was a movie that I was hesitant to review, it has to be The Big Lebowski. Really? Is it that bad? No, quite to the contrary, it is that GOOD. The Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel have for some time been among the GODS of directors and writers, and for good reason. […]

Best Movies That Can Inspire Kids To Be More Active

Kids are naturally fast learners, and they quickly grab information, especially when they are between the age of one to four.  Training your kids has moved on from pointing out pictures to them on hardcopy books—-you can now do more, thanks to the TV. Unlike in the past, when televisions were a symbol of luxury […]