Sidney Poitier, who passed away earlier this month, became the first Black actor ever to win a Best Actor Oscar for his role as a handyman helping out a bunch of nuns in the desert.
Category Archives: 1960s movies
A prescient thriller (sort of) about a mass shooter and also an aging movie star played by Boris Karloff, which happened to be the directorial debut of Peter Bogdanovich.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (1966)
A beloved holiday Christmas special involving both Chuck Jones and Boris Karloff, which centers around the greatest diss track ever written and launched an increasing awful media franchise.
In honor of Stephen Sondheim, here is one of his earlier works, about the seminal insane stage mom and her daughter who ends up as the most famous stripper of all time.
THE HOUSE IS BLACK (1962)
A 22-minute short film directed by a poet about a leper colony in Iran, which is somehow one of those works of art that might mean basically anything or everything.
Less a movie and more a set of images trying to say… something, or maybe a bunch of different things, it ran afoul of Czech communist censors but has since found its audience.
LA MASCHERA DEL DEMONIO (1960)
A seminal Italian horror classic that takes whatever you think of when you hear the word “gothic” and is way more gothic than that.
THE HAUNTING (1963)
Horrorfest ’21 begins with this classic haunted house story that steadfastly refuses to show us any ghosts or really tell us what’s going on.
MY FAIR LADY (1964)
Its reputation is as the most intellectual of musicals, lacking big musical production numbers in favor of lines like “The Rain in Spain is Mostly on the Plain.”
DR. NO (1962)
With the 25th James Bond movie releasing today, we revisit the very first, which is much slower but does find the character himself fully formed.