Category: Movie Directors

To Make Your Day, a Composite Top 11 Films Of (and/or By) Clint Eastwood

OK, so Clint can't sing and this Broadway musical adaptation directed by Joshua Logan is a bit long, but with Lee Marvin and a Lerner & Loewe score, I still enjoy it.
This past Sunday morning, the pre-planned, primary topic of discussion at the Chicago Film Discussion Group‘s Meetup Brunch was Clint Eastwood. For a bunch of cinemaphiles (a.k.a. movie geeks) who have tackled the French New Wave, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and Pre-Code Hollywood at recent brunch discussions, Eastwood might–at first blush–seem like a rather populist,... Read more »

The Eleven Best War Movies (that I've seen)

On this Memorial Day, formerly known as “Decoration Day,” to commemorate fallen Union soldiers during the Civil War.  These days, the last Monday in May celebrates all US servicemen who died while serving their country.   In honor of this day, I have compiled a list of the best eleven war movies that I personally... Read more »

My 11 Favorite Movies Directed by Sidney Lumet

My 11 Favorite Movies Directed by Sidney Lumet
Last Saturday, April 9, movie director Sidney Lumet passed away from lymphoma at the age of 86. Although not as famous as Scorsese, Coppola, Spielberg or other “name brand” directors, Lumet–who created quality movies, including a number of masterpieces, in six different decades–was one of my favorites. Back in the late ’80s, in a college... Read more »
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