Is it a horror movie or “one of the most compassionate movies ever made?” Or somehow both? A career-destroying flop that has gradually become director Tod Browning’s most acclaimed film.
I spent most of this classic Best Picture winner checking to see how much time it had left. You may like it more if you are more into shirtless Clark Gable than I am.
A documentary so early it doesn’t know the rules about documentaries, about life at the edge of human existence.
Estimated to be the most-watched movie of all-time, it somehow works just as well 82 years later.
Perhaps the ultimate anti-War movie, its battle scenes represented a quantum leap for movies. Some of the smaller things may not hold up, but the message does.
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert predictably fall for each other in this gleefully larger-than-life early road trip romantic comedy
The Marx Brothers got the most freedom of their careers and used it to skewer patriotism, fascism, and war as bum deals for suckers.
The original monster movie continues to thrill when it comes to its giant gorilla. The rest of the movie has not aged as well.
The Marx Brothers reinvented comedy for the sound era, but had to tone down their sheer anarchy (a little) to score their biggest hit.
A French masterpiece about upper-class romantic games, played blithely as the world teeters on disaster.