Love Field

Three characters ride a bus from Dallas, TX to Washington D.C.: a woman in mourning, and a man on the run with his six-year-old daughter. Together, these unlikely traveling companions embark on a journey of self-discovery during one of the most pivotal weekends in American history. The movie is “Love Field” (1992), starring Michelle Pfeiffer […]

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 […]

Thief

The opening sequence begins in the dead of night on the moody rainswept streets of Chicago. During the next almost dialog-free ten minutes we accompany three well-equipped thieves on a heist to liberate the contents of a safe. We can tell that their leader, the safe cracker himself, is a professional by his cold determination, […]

On The Beach

A worldly, dark-haired, and attractive woman is sent to pick up a tall handsome stranger arriving by train. They meet cute and flirt lightly back and forth before climbing together into her horse-drawn buggy. With a crack of her whip, they take off on their way to his destination in this strange land. The woman […]

Fargo

“There’s more to life than a little bit of money you know. Don’t you know that?” A very pregnant police chief, at the wheel of her cruiser, expresses her exasperation with the sullen and silent psychopath in her back seat. “And here ya are, and it’s a beautiful day,” she continues, unironically gesturing at the […]

The Apartment

Shirley MacLaine’s still-active career has spanned over 65 years.  On screen, she has evolved from adorable to formidable to indomitable (and everything in between).  Ms. MacLaine has been nominated for six Academy Awards® for Best Actress, including two for “The Apartment” (1960) and “Irma la Douce” (1963) both of which are featured this month. MacLaine’s […]