Show Boat: Rollin’ on the River
A landmark stage musical receives its greatest cinematic treatment in this beautifully mounted saga that reflects the changing state of race relations across three generations.
The Devil Is in the Details
During a period when studios gave him carte blanche, Josef von Sternberg created a sublime cinematic language that shrugged off one orthodoxy after another.
The Honeymoon Killers: Broken Promises
La dolce vita: Tuxedos at Dawn
Federico Fellini’s frantic tragicomedy is such a classic it risks being underestimated.
City Lights: The Immortal Tramp
A boldly silent film in the talkie era, Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece has a grace that has never been equaled.
Shadows: Eternal Times Square
Sweet Smell of Success: The Fantastic Falco
The Seventh Seal: There Go the Clowns
With the arrival of this film, cinema catapulted to the front line of a cultural advance guard that sought to undermine the intractable mass taste promoted by Hollywood, television, and the Brill Building.