Movie Treasures Rediscovered Blog

Here you’ll find deep dives into films that have dropped from popular interest.
These are movies nobody talks about anymore.

Murder By Decree – The Great Christopher Plummer Shines As The Great Detective

Like most cinema buffs, I was saddened by the recent passing of the great Christopher Plummer.  Mr. Plummer was an extraordinary actor with a long and varied career. While most identified with the classic musical The Sound of Music (one of my childhood favorites), he demonstrated considerable range as everything from a Klingon to MikeContinue reading “Murder By Decree – The Great Christopher Plummer Shines As The Great Detective”

All Of Me – Steve Martin Throws His Whole Self Into A Truly Physical Comedy

I’ve had a love of comedy my entire life, and have spent much of that time writing and performing it. Yet when it comes to movies I’m frequently accused of hating comedies, simply because I don’t find most of the mainstream comedies of today all that funny. And I easily get bored with those whichContinue reading “All Of Me – Steve Martin Throws His Whole Self Into A Truly Physical Comedy”

The Age Of Innocence – In Praise Of Martin Scorsese’s Most Violent Film

The year was 1993 and Martin Scorsese had just directed Cape Fear which was the follow-up to one of his most acclaimed films, Goodfellas. He was also about to direct another well-received film, Casino. But in 1993 he had set his sights on adapting an Edith Wharton novel (a romance!) into a feature film, TheContinue reading “The Age Of Innocence – In Praise Of Martin Scorsese’s Most Violent Film”

The Frisco Kid – Harrison Ford Takes A Detour From Space Into The Old West

When I was a kid, I didn’t understand why my Dad would happily watch absolutely anything that had John Wayne in it. This was a guy who sometimes seemed dead set against ever admitting he enjoyed anything, and complained about every movie or TV show the rest of us watched. But if it had theContinue reading “The Frisco Kid – Harrison Ford Takes A Detour From Space Into The Old West”

Coming Next – The Frisco Kid from 1979 Starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. This is the first article from our newest contributor Paul Gibbs.

You mean Harrison Ford appeared in a western after his rise to stardom in Star Wars and before his rise to mega-stardom in Raiders of the Lost Ark? He sure did! And Paul Gibbs will be here tomorrow with The Frisco Kid from 1979 as a suggestion for rediscovery. Meet our newest contributor at MovieContinue reading “Coming Next – The Frisco Kid from 1979 Starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford. This is the first article from our newest contributor Paul Gibbs.”

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