Have I included enough music docs (Don't Look Back, Gimme Shelter), foreign entries (Tokyo Olympiad, The Sorrow and the Pity
Lists of great things from people who are very upfront about their biases.
Some years were quieter celebrations, but just as ceremonial. Even watching them on my own, I bowed to the sense of occasion. I lined up my time-honored snacks, burrowed under my favorite quilt and glued myself to the proceedings, shouting at the screen the entire time.
The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.
With adoption having such a big year at the box office, we've come together as specialists in these fields to identify the Top 15 family films about adoption.
Perhaps you know his name from his book Jesus: The Human Face of God, or perhaps you know him as author of The Last Station, which was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film.
Filmmakers can't resist all that color or the movement of falling leaves, with deep nostalgia swiftly evoked in a few frames of swirling red and gold. Regardless of plot, cast or dialogue, the unsung hero of the autumnal movie is the cinematographer.
Here's a bold statement: Giving your children the chance to watch classic films can be just as vital as anything they learn in school.
Can koalas be kept as pets? Films poke fun at these false stereotypes of Australian living, and they also paint more realistic pictures of life on the world's largest island. We chewed through the best Australian flicks and picked five to watch before you hop down to the Sunburnt Country.
"Leprechaun" "Addams Family Values" "Coneheads" "Surf Ninjas" "We’re Back! A Dinosaur's Story" "Super Mario Bros." "Cool
3) Kids are encouraged to be excited about movies. So as an adult you need to find friends that encourage that same excitement.
Shirley Temple did in fact have an Oz connection, but one that requires clarification in lieu of urban mythology.
Seeger's influence can be seen in movies and television throughout his almost seven-decade career as a musician, and will likely continue on for countless more generations of cinema. You'll find his music in great movies from our database, in titles as varied as Malcolm X, The Damned United, and Temple Grandin.
Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.
Ricky is joined by some of our favorite film critics to countdown the year's best films.
This couple did not make the cut. An elderly Eastern European couple tell their sad and cryptic tale of love at first sight in the Old Country. The producer interviewing them tries to keep it light and romantic... against all odds.
With some of Hollywood's finest actors and actresses like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep belonging to the post-50 crowd
Today every classic movie fan mourns the death of Peter O'Toole at 81. The spirit of mischievous exuberance he brought to his life -- and all his roles -- somehow made me believe he could never die, even when you could see the smoking and drinking had taken its toll on his once startling good looks.
As a follow-up piece for all of you dedicated Ozophiles, here are a few more intriguing tidbits about this movie classic. Be sure to look for them on your next trip down the Yellow Brick Road!