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 ..

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon


How to Train Your Dragon

Release year: 2010 Director: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders Screenwriter: William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Cressida Cowell (based on the book by) Starring (voices): Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Gerard Butler, Graig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kirsten Wiig Ratings: 2 Oscar nominations: Best Animation, Best Original Score Hiccup (Baruchel) is the son of ..

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 ..

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Plan 9 From Outer Space


Plan 9 From Outer Space

Releasese year: 1959 Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. Screenwriter: Edward D. Wood Jr. Starring: Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Tor Johnson, Maila Nurmi, Bela Lugosi, Criswell  Evil aliens attack earth and set to motion their ‘Plan 9’, resurrecting the dead. Lives are in danger as a group of law enforcement fight against ..

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 ..

Man of the house (1995)

Man of the house (1995)


Man of the house (1995)

Release year: 1995 Director: James Orr Screenwriters: David E. Peckinpah, Jim Cruickshank Starring: Chevy Chase, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Farah Fawcett, George Wendt, David Shiner, Art LaFleur, Richard Portnow   After being let down by his father Ben (Taylor) is fine having his mother (Fawcett) to himself. So when Jack (Chase) enters their life as the ..

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot


Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Release Year: 1974 Director: Michael Cimino Writer: Michael Cimino Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Catherine Bach, Gary Busey, Jack Dodson Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges) Sunday Classic #296, week 8 2020 With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together ..

The Cider House Rules

The Cider House Rules


The Cider House Rules

Release Year: 1999 Director: Lasse Hallström Writer: John Irving (screenplay based on his 1985 novel The Cider House Rules) Starring: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd, Delroy Lindo, Kathy Baker, Jane Alexander, Erykah Badu, Kieran Culkin, Kate Nelligan, Heavy DK. Todd Freeman, Paz de la Huerta, J.K. Simmons Rating: Won 2 Oscar: Best Supporting ..

Magnificent Obsession

Magnificent Obsession


Magnificent Obsession

Release year: 1954 Director: Douglas Sirk Screenwriter: Robert Blees, Lloyd C. Douglas (based on the novel by) Starring: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes moorehead, Otto Kruger, Barbara Rush, Gregg Palmer, Paul Cavangh Ratings: 1 Oscar nomination: Best Actress (Jane Wyman)  The reckless behavior of a playboy Bob (Hudson) has tragic consequences for newly wed Helen ..

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians


Crazy Rich Asians

Release year: 2018 Director: Jon M. Chu Screenwriter: Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, Kevin Kwan (based on the novel by) Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Harry Shum Jr. Ratings: 2 Golden Globes nominations: Best Actress in Musical/Comedy (Constance Wu), Best Musical/Comedy When the American-born Chinese professor Rachel ..