L’HOMME DEL RIO (1964)

In celebration of the late Jean-Paul Belmondo, we visit a big fun 1960s action-adventure, French-style.

GERTRUD (1964)

A story about one woman’s refusal to compromise, by a director who spent his career refusing to compromise. It is also entirely long shots of people talking in rooms.

DOWNHILL RACER (1969)

Our Summer Games Virtual Film Festival continues with Robert Redford starring as a headstrong ski racer in this drama about what it really takes to train for the Olympics.

L’AVVENTURA (1960)

A landmark of “modernist” cinema, but don’t expect it to, y’know, have a story or make any attempt to explain anything.

LE MÉPRIS (1963)

One of the stereotypical European Art Films from Jean-Luc Godard, but if I’m honest its not the cinematography many viewers are going to remember.

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)

An epic of Russian history that’s more interested in its central love dodecahedron than it is in Russian history, a fact that leaves me wondering what the point of it all is.

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

About three-quarters of my favorite movie all-time, but not quite. Still sort of elemental to where musicals have gone since then.

ONE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS (1961)

The cute dog movie that saved Disney animation is this weekend the inspiration for a sympathetic origin story about its villainous puppy murderer.

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)

This extremely affable western about a couple of outlaws on the run feels like the direct ancestor of your average Marvel movie.