The December Marquee: Frozen Survival

Throughout the month of December we'll be looking at films about surviving extreme situations in the extreme cold: Touching the Void (2003) The Grey (2011) Everest (2015) Arctic (2018) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is an extended watching list of films that… Continue reading The December Marquee: Frozen Survival

The November Marquee: Horses

Throughout the month of November we'll be looking at films which prominently feature the unique bond between humans and their equine companions: The Black Stallion (1979) Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) Seabiscuit (2003) War Horse (2011) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here… Continue reading The November Marquee: Horses

The September Marquee: Ray Harryhausen

Throughout the month of September we'll be looking at films filled with the imaginative creatures of animator and pioneering VFX artist Ray Harryhausen: Mighty Joe Young (1949) The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Clash of the Titans (1981) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't… Continue reading The September Marquee: Ray Harryhausen

The August Marquee: Time Travel

Throughout the month of August we'll be looking at films centered around the concept of time travel in a variety of ways: Time After Time (1979) Back to the Future (1985) Groundhog Day (1993) Tenet (2020) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is… Continue reading The August Marquee: Time Travel

The July Marquee: Otto Preminger

Throughout the month of July we'll be looking at the works of Golden Age director, Otto Preminger through some of his most notable films: Laura (1944) Bonjour Tristesse (1958) Anatomy of a Murder (1959) Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films… Continue reading The July Marquee: Otto Preminger

The June Marquee: Abbas Kiarostami

Throughout the month of June we'll be looking at the renowned Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami and his overlapping thematic trilogies the "Koker Trilogy" and the "Precious Life Trilogy": Where Is the Friend's House? (1987) And Life Goes On (or Life, and Nothing More) (1992) Through the Olive Trees (1994) Taste of Cherry (1997) (Click on… Continue reading The June Marquee: Abbas Kiarostami

The May Marquee: How to Train Your Dragon

Throughout the month of May we'll be looking at the recent animated film trilogy, How to Train Your Dragon: How to Train Your Dragon (2010) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing… Continue reading The May Marquee: How to Train Your Dragon

The April Marquee: Laurence Olivier

Throughout the month of April we'll be looking at the career of the legendary actor Laurence Olivier through his powerful representations of some of literature's greatest characters: Wuthering Heights (1939) Rebecca (1940) Richard III (1955) Marathon Man (1976) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth,… Continue reading The April Marquee: Laurence Olivier

The March Marquee: John Woo

Throughout the month of March we'll be looking at the films, foreign and domestic, made under director John Woo's singular vision: The Killer (1989)Watch Hard Boiled (1992)Watch Face/Off (1997) Red Cliff (2008) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is an extended watching list… Continue reading The March Marquee: John Woo

The February Marquee: Gangsters

Throughout the month of February we'll be looking at the gangster genre as it has evolved over time in American cinema: Scarface (1932) Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Scarface (1983) Goodfellas (1990) (Click on a poster to watch a trailer) And although we won't be discussing these films in-depth, here is an extended watching list… Continue reading The February Marquee: Gangsters