1970s

Reviews of the best and worst films of the decade spanning from 1970 to 1979, including Network, A Clockwork Orange, The Godfather, Star Wars, Apocalypse Now, All the President’s Men, The French Connection, Chinatown, and Annie Hall.

Mean Streets Review

Mean Streets Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) With Mean Streets, Martin Scorsese became a made man. The semi-autobiographical 1973 film…

Boxcar Bertha Review

Boxcar Bertha Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) The winsome harmonica that opens Martin Scorsese’s second feature film, Boxcar Bertha, should…

Superman Review

Superman Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Richard Donner’s Superman is very much a product of the Star Wars school…

Barry Lyndon Review

Barry Lyndon Review

RATING: (4 STARS) One would think a three-hour British period drama would be something to endure,…

A Clockwork Orange Review

A Clockwork Orange Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It’s hard to watch a film set in the future, especially a dystopian…

Interiors Review

Interiors Review

RATING: (3 STARS) After directing the Best Picture-winning Annie Hall, Woody Allen was essentially given the…

McCabe and Mrs. Miller Review

McCabe and Mrs. Miller Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller is a hypnotic, awe-inspiring film. It’s a…

Days of Heaven Review

Days of Heaven Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Days of Heaven is a major step up for filmmaker Terrence Malick. While…

Badlands Review

Badlands Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) Badlands is acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s first film, and it’s got most, if…

Apocalypse Now Review

Apocalypse Now Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) Apocalypse Now’s back story has been exhaustively covered, but for good reason. The…

The Day of the Jackal Review

The Day of the Jackal Review

RATING: (4 STARS) The Day of the Jackal reminds me why I love the spy genre.…

Three Days of the Condor Review

Three Days of the Condor Review

RATING: (3 STARS) The decade of the 1970s were a tumultuous one for Americans—war, scandal, oil…

Patton Review

Patton Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) There’s a four-star movie dying to get out of “Patton.” The first half…

The Godfather: Part II Review

The Godfather: Part II Review

RATING: (3.5 STARS) It’s often called the greatest sequel ever and is as highly regarded as…

Murder on the Orient Express Review

Murder on the Orient Express Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Sidney Lumet has been directing exceptional films for over 50 years. With masterpieces…

French Connection II Review

French Connection II Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) I immediately fell in love with The French Connection after seeing it for…

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