The Searchers (1956)

More than a Western, The Searchers (1956) is an amazing movie that was way ahead of its time, with its multiple themes related to the effects of mindless racism and violence. As a movie, this pioneering revisionist Western is technically flawless and its acting and direction are perfect, so nothing distracts from its important and […]

The Aviator (2004)

The Aviator (2004) is a period epic that isn’t hurt by it’s technical mastery, especially rare for a biopic or historical movie of this grand a scale. UnlikeTitanic, this one has heart and soul and doesn’t feel like it’s way too long. Above all else is a masterful Oscar-nominated performance by Leonardo DiCaprio, with strong […]

Paul Newman, 1925-2008

The first modern movie star and one of the last surviving Hollywood legends, Paul Newman, died today of cancer at the age of 83. Aside from his awesome talent, matinee idol looks, and renowned philanthropy, Newman’s greatest legacy is the longevity of his career. The fact that he is as familiar to moviegoers from the […]

Little Big Man (1970)

Terrific epic with many great small moments. Tags: 1970s, capsule review, epic, U.S., Uncategorized, western