Annie Hall (1970)

Annie Hall, Woody Allen’s masterpiece and the funniest movie of the 1970s. And that’s saying a lot when you’re talking about the golden age of American cinema. Some say it hasn’t aged well, but how can that be? Of course, Cary Grant would be completely out of place in even the most finely crafted movie […]

Sixteen Candles (1984)

With his directorial debut, John Hughes sets the bar much higher than most teen comedies that had preceded Sixteen Candles. [imdb Sixteen Candles] Molly Ringwald gives an accomplished performance that shines brighter than most of her other work. Pretty in Pink was really the only other time she was provided a proper showcase for her […]

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The best thing about The Philadelphia Story (aside from the acting ensemble) is that it is that rarest of gems: a truly adult romance from Hollywood’s golden age. Although the end includes the revelation that the previous evening’s revels were innocent, it is preceded by a remarkable series of set pieces in which the terrific […]