Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

It feels like years since I’ve actually done a proper Sunday Classic Movie Review that wasn’t part of some other series (it’s been just a hint under four months), but I think I’ve found a hell of a good ‘un to come back with: one of the most passionate films I think I’ve ever seen, […]

In 1962, John Ford, the greatest and most important director of Westerns to ever live, closed the book on his favored genre with a single, incredibly famous line from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” That line was spoken by a newspaper […]

As usual, Martin Scorsese put it best: “It’s been said that if you don’t like The Rolling Stones, then you don’t like rock ‘n’ roll. By the same token, I think that if you don’t like the films of Sam Fuller, then you just don’t like cinema.” Bold words, but merely accurate. And quietly suggestive, […]

Free association time: I say to you, “name a war film,” and you probably come back with: Saving Private Ryan, or Apocalypse Now, maybe The Thin Red Line if you’re a bit pretentious, or maybe you can dig a little deeper than that for your immediate gut reaction, in which case I salute you. The […]