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: “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.”