La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita


La Dolce Vita

Release year: 1960 Director: Federico Fellini Screenwriter: Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux, Magali Noël, Alain Cuny, Annibale Ninchi, Walter Santesso Ratings: 1 Oscar: Best Costume Design. 3 Oscar nominations: Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Art Direction. Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or. Moviegeek ..

Rear Window

Rear Window


Rear Window

Release Year: 1954 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: John Michael Hayes (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (based on his 1942 short story “It Had to Be Murder”) Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn, Ross Bagdasarian, Georgine Darcy Rating: Nominated for 4 Oscars: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography – Color, Best ..

The Thrill of It All

The Thrill of It All


The Thrill of It All

Release year: 1963 Director: Norman Jewison Screenwriter: Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart Starring: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Kym Karath, Brian Nash, Lucy Landay, Elliott Reid Moviegeek Sunday Classic #184, week 52 2017 When housewife Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) is suddenly selected as spokesperson for The Happy Soap Company, she must ..

The Wind and the Lion

The Wind and the Lion


The Wind and the Lion

Release Year: 1975 Director: John Milius Writer: John Milius Starring: Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith, John Huston, Geoffrey Lewis, Steve Kanaly, Vladek Sheybal, Nadim Sawalha, Roy Jenson, Deborah Baxter, Jack Cooley, Chris Alter, Simon Harrison, Polly Gottesman Rating: Nominated for 2 Oscars: Best Sound, Best Score.   Moviegeek Sunday Classic #182, week 50 2017 ..

Big Jake

Big Jake


Big Jake

Release Year: 1971 Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne (uncredited) Writers: Harry Julian Fink (story & screenplay), Rita M. Fink (story and screenplay) Starring: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O’Hara, Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Bobby Vinton, Bruce Cabot, Glenn Corbett, Harry Carey, Jr., John Doucette, Jim Davis, John Agar, Gregg Palmer Moviegeek Sunday Classic #180, week ..

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver


Taxi Driver

Release Year: 1976 Director: Martin Scorsese Writer: Paul Schraeder Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Sheperd, Harvey Keitel, Albert Brooks, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris, Harry Northup Rating: Nominated for 4 Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Supporting Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Score. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes: Best Actor (Robert De ..

The Three Musketeers (1948)

The Three Musketeers (1948)


The Three Musketeers (1948)

Release Year: 1948 Director: George Sidney Writers: Robert Ardrey (screenplay), Alexandre Dumas (based on his 1844 novel Les trois mosquetaires) Starring: Gene Kelly, Lana Turner, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Angela Lansbury, Frank Morgan, Vincent Price, Keenan Wynn, John Sutton, Gig Young, Robert Coote, Reginald Owen, Ian Keith, Patricia Medina, Richard Wyler Rating: Nominated for 1 ..

Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park


Barefoot in the Park

Release year: 1967 Director: Gene Saks Screenwriter: Neil Simon (screenplay based on his own play) Starring: Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick, Herb Edelman, Mabel Albertson, Fritz Feld, James Stone Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Supporting Actress (Mildred Natwick). Newly married couple Corie (Jane Fonda) and Paul (Robert Redford) spent a passionately honeymoon ..

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Release Year: 1931 Director: Rouben Mamoulian Writers: Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay), Percy Heath (screenplay), Robert Louis Stevenson (based on his 1887 novella Strange Case of Dr Jaekyll and Mr Hyde) Starring: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton, Tempe Pigott Rating: Won 1 Oscar: Best Actor (Fredric March). Nominated for 2 ..

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)


Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Release year: 1954 Director: Jack Arnold Screenwriter: Harry Essex, Arthur A. Ross, Maurice Zimm Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva, Whit Bissell, Bernie Gozier, Ben Chapman Moviegeek Sunday Classic #174, week 42 2017 A scientific expedition looking for fossils along the Amazon river gets more than they asked for, when ..

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)

Release year: 1920 Director: Robert Wiene Screenwriter: Carl Meyer, Hans Janowitz Starring: Werner Kraus, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger, Ludwig Rex Young Francis (Friedrich Feher) tells the story of the horrible experience he and his fiancée Jane (Lil Dagover) went through when the annual fair came to Holstenwall. ..

The Brood

The Brood


The Brood

Release year: 1979 Director: David Cronenberg Writer: David Cronenberg Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Moviegeek Sunday Classic #171, week 39 2017 A man tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s unconventional psychotherapy amidst bloody murders committed by strange childlike creatures. Born out of a personal experience (see Moviegeek info below), The Brood ..