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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Back to the Future – 1985

Time travel is one of the most entertaining and oft-used features in science fiction. There were many time travel films before Back to the Future and many more since, but none have had the same whimsy as this classic. The film follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) as he accidentally travels back to the 1950s […]

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The Silence of the Lambs – 1991

Hannibal Lecter is one of the most famous villains of all time and his portrayal here by Anthony Hopkins is easily the greatest performance of the nineties. But as great as Hopkins is, this is not his film and the burden falls on Jodie Foster’s Clarice Starling to carry the film. Fortunately, Foster is more […]

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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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