Classic Reviews

A cinephile’s cheat sheet with reviews of the most essential movies from the best directors of the last century, including Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, Akira Kurosawa, and Woody Allen.

Chinatown Review

Chinatown Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Chinatown is an undeniable classic from a true master of cinema, Roman Polanski.…

Gone with the Wind Review

Gone with the Wind Review

RATING: (3 STARS) How do I go about reviewing a film that feels so much like…

8½ Review

8½ Review

RATING: (3 STARS) “In my picture, everything happens. I’m putting everything in.” This line from Federico…

Marnie Review

Marnie Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) I’m not familiar enough with Hitchcock’s entire body of work to say where…

The Bridge on the River Kwai Review

The Bridge on the River Kwai Review

RATING: (4 STARS) “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is a fascinating look at war, its…

Sunset Blvd. Review

Sunset Blvd. Review

RATING: (3 STARS) Sunset Blvd. is a bold picture outlining the destructive nature of the film…

Double Indemnity Review

Double Indemnity Review

RATING: (4 STARS) Everyone knows film noir. Film fans have enjoyed (or been subjected to, depending…

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Review

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Review

RATING: (4 STARS) It easy to understand how some people can view Mr. Smith Goes to…

All Quiet on the Western Front Review

All Quiet on the Western Front Review

RATING: (2.5 STARS) War movies have been staples of the film industry and the Academy Awards…