Tag Archives: film classics

Why “Ordinary People” Is an Extraordinary Film

I watched Ordinary People, one of my favorite movies, last night on Retroplex. This extraordinary film marked the director’s debut of Robert Redford and resulted in a well-deserved Oscar for Timothy Hutton, who was scarcely 20 at the time. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why “The Planet of the Apes” is a Science Fiction Film for the Ages

I love The Planet of the Apes, not only for its superb writing, underscored by its pathos, subtle humor and biting social commentary, but also for its unapologetic misanthropy. The film was released during what is widely considered a watershed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment