While on vacation at a gorgeous villa near St. Tropez, lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul (Romy Schneider and Alain Delon) find trouble when they’re visited by Marianne’s old flame Harry (Maurice Ronet) and his sexy teen daughter Penelope (Jane Birkin). When Jean-Paul begins to get too cozy with the nubile young guest, grave consequences follow in this dramatic thriller from prolific director Jacques Deray.
CONSENSUS: “Not much to see here folks. Sure, it has Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, but that is about it. The rest is pretty average. It has a Hitchcock vibe to it, but without actually having Hitchcock Charade falls pretty flat.”
This vintage samurai film from director Tadashi Imai follows the escalating tension between friends who find themselves trapped in a cycle of obligation and honor that ultimately forces them to wield their blades against one another.
CONSENSUS: “One of the great science-fiction movies of its era, Planet of the Apes, is an American treasure. In retrospect this movie probably seems a bit hokey given its lesser sequels, but if you return to the original, you will not be disappointed. It is a wonderful epic adventure, led by the aptly-chosen Charlton Heston.”
CONSENSUS: “The original True Grit was a mixed bag for us. It has a light, pleasant and even hokey tone that worked as much as it clawed. Classic western fans will likely find a fair amount of joy here, but western haters will likely find a lot to cringe at. INSTAFLICKA INDEX 2.50 John Wayne landed one of his
CONSENSUS: “Doctor Zhivago is a beautiful epic. Don’t worry about the lengthy run-time because each frame of the film is rich and compelling. It is marvelous in every way and is a must watch.”
CONSENSUS: “In retrospect, this movie is not as good as the hype. Sure, it is iconic, and yes, it did win an Oscar for Best Picture, but overall this movie is limited. Still, Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman are outstanding as the leads. It is worth watching for them alone.”
A legend in the history of B-movie fare. How many female scientists travel the Amazon bedecked in bikini-wear calculated to charm an anaconda off a branch? That’s what happens when Julie Adams and fellow scientist Richard Carlson happen upon the black lagoon and the amphibious creature inhabiting it. Casting a gimlet eye on Adams in backstroke, it’s love at first
Scientist André Delambre (David Hedison) has invented a matter transporter. To perfect his machine, he decides to test the device on a human subject — himself. He steps into the chamber unaware that an ordinary housefly has accompanied him. His head and arm become horrifically switched with those of the fly. Now Delambre and his wife (Patricia Owens) are faced
CONSENSUS: “We are not sure why this version of The Producers received so much critical acclaim. Not much of it landed for us. It was even grating at times because of some heavy overacting. We love the musical, we love Gene Wilder, but we couldn’t seem to love this movie.” INSTAFLICKA INDEX 2.33 Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock
In the wake of a violent rape at the hands of her father’s assistant (Fritz Rasp), young Thymiane Henning (Louise Brooks) is left pregnant and emotionally drained. But when she refuses to marry her attacker, she’s sent away to a woman’s reformatory. With an unfair act deciding her fate, is respectability still within her reach — or is she destined
In the year 2026, when the populace is divided between workers who must live underground and the wealthy, who enjoy a futuristic city of splendor, a man from the upper class abandons his privileged life to join oppressed workers in a revolt. Perhaps the most famous and influential of all silent films, German director Fritz Lang’s masterpiece has now been
From comedy icon Buster Keaton comes this masterwork about a hapless projectionist whose sweetheart is pursued by an unscrupulous rival. After being falsely accused of theft, Buster dreams himself into an exciting detective movie and cracks the case. Cast: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly, Ward Crane Director: Buster Keaton Genres: Classic Movies, Comedies, Dramas, Sci-Fi & Fantasy,Classic Comedies, Classic Dramas, Classic Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Silent Movies, Crime Dramas, Fantasy INSTAFLICKA INDEX: (3.16)
Based on a real-life battle, Zulu follows a group of British soldiers (led by Michael Caine, in his first starring role) stationed in South Africa who must defend their tiny outpost against an attack by an overwhelming force of Zulu warriors. Outnumbered 40 to 1, the stoic British soldiers are still ready to fight to the finish. Richard Burton narrates
This contemplative Ingmar Bergman film explores the disillusionment of aging physician Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström), who begins to reflect on his life while en route to Lund, Sweden, to receive an honorary degree. Along the way, a string of encounters causes him to experience hallucinations that expose his darkest fears, and he realizes that the choices he’s made have rendered