Stagecoach – 1939

The western is a longtime staple of American cinema. And no one did them quite like John Ford. Ford was one of the founding fathers of film and one of the most successful to cross into the sound era. Stagecoach is one of his earliest sound films and arguably his best. The film follows a […]

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All the King’s Men – 1949

This film is surprisingly relevant in today’s political climate. This film follows small town lawyer Willie Stark (Broderick Crawford) whose desire to become governor compromises his values until he has become a completely different person. The symbolism behind Stark’s rise to power and his willingness to throw away his own values in favor of power […]

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On the Waterfront – 1954

Marlon Brando was an interesting guy. To describe him as eccentric would be an understatement. But personal life aside, he was a truly talented actor who created some of the most memorable characters in film history. One of his greatest roles was as Terry Malloy, a down-and-out boxer working at the docks. Malloy finds himself […]

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The Philadelphia Story – 1940

The 1940s offered up some of the best talent in film history. From leading men to starlets to man-candy, this period in cinematic history should be considered the golden age. Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart are three of this era’s greatest talents and they play a hilarious love triangle in this classic comedy. […]

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All About Eve – 1950

Bette Davis is an exquisite actress, but the true star of All About Eve has to be the incredible Anne Baxter. The film follows aging actress Margo Channing (Davis) who takes a young up-and-comer named Eve Harrington (Baxter) under her wing. The film explores how threatened Margo feels when the younger Eve begins her ascent […]

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Rebecca – 1940

Winner of Best Picture almost 80 years ago, this Hitchcock film is one of his best and is arguably the one that gained him international recognition. The film follows a young woman (Joan Fontaine) who meets and marries Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier), a rich widower who is seeking companionship following the recent death of […]

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