Category Archives: Classic Movies

Andy Snowslayer: Magnum Force 1973- ‘Excuse Me Captain: Can You Fly’: Clint Eastwood Stars

Source:The New Democrat “One of my favorite scenes and lines from the Dirty Harry series. To capture hijackers, Dirty Harry poses as an airline pilot. As the jet taxi, the confounded copilot says, “Excuse me captain, can you fly?” From Andy … Continue reading

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Carlos Esnaola: Thunderball 1965- ‘Official Trailer’: Starring James Bond and Claudine Auger

Source:The New Democrat  “Thunderball (1965) is the fourth spy film in the James Bond series starring Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, which … Continue reading

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MGM: The Big Knife 1955- Starring Jack Palance & Ida Lupino

Source:The New Democrat  “In this film version of Clifford Odets’ play, Jack Palance plays big-time movie star Charlie Castle, who refuses to sign a binding, $3000 per week contract with mogul Rod Steiger. Steiger tries to blackmail Palance into re-signing … Continue reading

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20th Century Fox: Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid 1969- Paul Newman & Robert Redford Are Butch & Sundance

Source:The New Democrat  “Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the “buddy film” with this box office smash set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier’s fastest gun. His sidekick, Butch Cassidy (Newman), is … Continue reading

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Warner Brothers: The Getaway (1972) Starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw

Source:The New Democrat  “The Getaway, an Appreciation – Criminal Element Criminal Element The Getaway (1972) “Steve McQueen (The Great Escape) and Ali MacGraw (Love Story) are at their finest as husband and wife thieves on the run in this classic … Continue reading

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Out Of The Past: Raquel Stecher- ‘Madame X (1966)’: Starring Lana Turner

Source:The New Democrat  “Directed by David Lowell Rich, Madame X (1966) is one in a long line of frothy soap operas that delivers a good old-fashioned sob story. This film pulls out all the stops and leaves nothing behind in … Continue reading

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Night of The Trailers: Chapter Two 1979- Starring James Caan & Marsha Mason

Source: The New Democrat Chapter Two is becoming one of my favorite movies for several reasons. It stars one of my favorite actors in James Caan and one of my favorite actresses Marsha Mason. I’m also a big fan of … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Jeet Heer: ‘Why Film Critics Were Blind To The Big Lebowski’s Brilliance’

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I sort of look at The Big Lebowski as a parody of hipsters as a movie that makes fun of hipsterism and sends America the message that this is what … Continue reading

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Movie Clips Trailer Vault: Groundhog Day 1993- Starring Bill Murray & Andie McDowell

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Groundhog is one of my favorite comedies from the 1990s as well as all time. Because the movie which obviously is not believable that a basically normal even narcissistic man … Continue reading

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BCP Theater: Featuring Marsha Mason and The Cast of Chapter Two!

Source:The New Democrat Not saying Chapter Two is one of my favorite movies, at least not yet. Maybe after I’ve seen it another 10-20 times which will probably happen, then maybe it will become one of my favorite movies. Chapter … Continue reading

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