The Stranger

The Stranger


The Stranger

  Release year: 1946 Director: Orson Welles Screenwriter: Anthony Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Victor Trivas Starring: Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Edward G. Robinson, Konstantin Shayne, Philip Merivale, Richard Long  Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Original Story.   War crime investigator Mr. Wilson (Robinson) follow the newly released Meinike (Shayne) to the small town of Harper, ..

Rush

Rush


Rush

Release Year: 2013 Director: Ron Howard Writer: Peter Morgan Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde, Alexandra Maria Lara, Pierfrancesco Favino, David Calder, Stephen Mangan, Christian McKay, Alistair Petrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Colin Stinton Rating: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Brühl). Nominated for 4 Saturn Awards: Best ..

The Wizard

The Wizard


The Wizard

Release year: 1989 Director: Todd Holland Screenwriter: David Chisholm Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis, Wendy Phillips, Sam McMurray, Beau Bridges, Christian Slater After hearing his brother Jimmy (Edwards) he was separated from due to their parents’ divorce is put in an institute, Corey (Savage) sneaks him out and go on a road trip ..

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers


The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Release Year: 1946 Director: Lewis Milestone Writers: Robert Rossen (screenplay), John Patrick (original story) Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Judith Anderson, Roman Bohnen, Darryl Hickman, Janis Wilson, Ann Doran Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Original Screenplay. Nominated for 1 prize at Cannes. Sunday Classic #301, week 13 2020 Sam Masterson ..

Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading


Burn After Reading

Release Year: 2008 Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Starring: Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, John Malkovich, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Marvel, David Rasche, J.K. Simmons, Olek Krupa, Michael Countryman, Kevin Sussman Rating: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actress – Comedy ..

Goodfellas

Goodfellas


Goodfellas

Release Year: 1990 Director: Martin Scorsese Writers: Martin Scorsese (screenplay), Nicholas Pileggi (screenplay and 1985 non-fction book Wiseguys) Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr, Frank Vincent, Chuck Low, Frank DiLeo, Gina Mastrogiacomo, Catherine Scorsese, Charles Scorsese, Suzanne Shepherd, Debi Mazar, Margo Winkler, Welker White, ..

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!


Hail, Caesar!

Release Year: 2016 Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Starring: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Frances McDormand, Jonah Hill, Veronica Osorio, Alison Pill, Heather Goldenhersch, Max Baker Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Production Design. Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), the fixer for ..

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner


The Breadwinner

Release year: 2017 Director: Nora Twomey Screenwriter: Anita Doron, Deborah Ellis (and also based on her book) Starring (voices): Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq, Ali Badshah, Shaista Latif, Kanza Feris, Kawa Ada, Kane Mahon Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Animated Feature. After Parvana’s (Chaudry) father is imprisoned for no reason her family ..

Spellbound

Spellbound


Spellbound

Release year: 1945 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Screenwriter: Ben Hecht, Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Flemin, John Emery, Norman Lloyd Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Music. 5 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Michael Chekhov), Best Director, Best Black-and-White Cinematography, Best Special Effects.  Dr. Constance Petersen (Bergman) takes an instant ..

Coming Home

Coming Home


Coming Home

Release Year: 1978 Director: Hal Ashby Writers: Waldo Salt (screenplay), Robert C. Jones (screenplay), Nancy Dowd (story), Rudy Wurlitzer (uncredited) Starring: Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Robert Carradine, Robert Ginty, Mary Gregory, Kathleen Miller, Beeson Carroll, Charles Cyphers Rating: Won 3 Oscars: Best Actor (Jon Voight), Best Actress (Jane Fonda), Best Original ..

The Insider

The Insider


The Insider

Release Year: 1999 Director: Michael Mann Writers: Michael Mann (screenplay), Eric Roth (screenplay), Marie Brenner (article) Starring: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Verona, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore, Bruce McGill, Gina Gershon, Michael Gambon, Rip Torn, Lynne Thigpen, Hallie Eisenberg, Michael Paul Chan Rating: Nominated for 7 ..

The Face of Fu Manchu

The Face of Fu Manchu


The Face of Fu Manchu

Release year: 1965 Director: Don Sharp Screenwriter: Harry Alan Towers, Sax Rohmer (based on the novels by) Starring: Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, James Robertson Justice, Tsai Chin, Howard Marion-Crawford Sunday Classic #297, week 9 2020  Naylan Smith (Green) of Scotland Yard watches his arch-nemesis Fu Manchu (Lee) executed, but the feeling ..