Sweet Smell of Success

As neon lights bathe Times Square in a glamorous glow that hides its seediness in the shadows, a slick press agent, with a high-piled pompadour, sharks his way through the night. His nocturnal prowl leads him to the table of a gossip columnist who holds the fates of senators and stars in his hands. The […]

Blacula

A pair of American interior decorators unbox their recent haul of European antiquities and unwittingly awaken a vampire from two centuries of slumber. Aroused and hungry for blood, the undead African Prince Mamuwalde makes short work of his two liberators before heading out to prowl the streets of nineteen-seventies Los Angeles. The movie is “Blacula” […]

A Fish Called Wanda

Four characters, two Brits and two Americans, plot a brazen diamond heist to be carried out in broad daylight in the middle of London. They pull off their raid with clockwork precision and make off with the loot. And that is where their troubles begin. The movie is “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988) the classic […]

Cotton Comes to Harlem

We open on a stately Rolls Royce, trailed by a gold-plated armored truck, parading through the streets of Harlem. The world it navigates is vibrant and colorful, filled with sidewalk shops, children at play, and men on stoops watching the world pass by. The opening song, sung by Melba Moore with lyrics penned by the […]

Something Wild

A solitary businessman eats lunch at a crowded downtown diner attracting the attention of an eclectically dressed young woman who eyes him from behind her Frieda Kahlo biography. An impulsive decision draws her into his orbit and sets off a chain of events that will, over the course of a single weekend, change their lives. […]

Class

It’s the first day of senior year at a prestigious boarding school. Two boys: Jonathan, the new kid from a working-class background, and Skip, his more experienced blueblood roommate stand in a dormitory doorway dressed in women’s underwear. Skip has convinced Jonathan this is a first day of senior year tradition just before tricking him […]

Ronin

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a German, and two Americans walk into a bar… But, there’s no joke to tell. In fact, the business at hand is deadly serious. The bar is in Paris, and the men have been called there by a mysterious Irishwoman. We gather they are professionals unknown to one another. Each person […]

Flash Gordon

The Emperor Ming: “Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?”  Klytus: “An obscure body in the S-K System, Your Majesty.  The Inhabitants refer to it as the planet… “Earth.”  The Emperor Ming: “How peaceful it looks… I like to play with a thing for a while before annihilation!” Evil intergalactic warlord, Emperor […]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

A mysterious gelatinous organism floats through space and lands on Earth generating seed pods with pretty little flowers that belie a sinister intent. Within days of arriving, the people of a major American city begin to act strangely in small, nearly unnoticeable ways. When a research scientist’s live-in lover begins to exhibit odd behavior, she […]

Some Like It Hot

The scene is one of the most iconic in movie history: Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, dressed as women, walk down a train platform. They both exude character: Curtis upright and poised as “Josephine,” Lemmon struggling just to stay up on his high heels as “Daphne.” As men in dresses for the first time, they […]