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.

Sunshine – An Odyssey Of “Bar-Barrus” Timidity

Science-fiction intimidates me. Not of the Trek or Star Wars variety, but the intelligent kind that seem to require you have a PHD in molecular biology to understand. I don’t know if being a molecular biologist would even qualify one to expound on space time physics, quantum linear astrology or sky radiation planets. That randomContinue reading “Sunshine – An Odyssey Of “Bar-Barrus” Timidity”

Quiz Show – A Scandal From A Bygone Era When Americans Believed Everything They Were Told

Quiz Show is in a different category from the other films I’ve written about here, for two reasons: first, rather than being just a good film of which I’m very fond, I consider this a genuinely great film that ranks among my favorites of all-time (it was big mistake that I didn’t include it asContinue reading “Quiz Show – A Scandal From A Bygone Era When Americans Believed Everything They Were Told”

A Soldier’s Story – From Among Many 1984 Classics, This One Rises To The Top

In 1984 the movie landscape was rich with Oscar hopefuls and “prestige” films. That year’s Best Picture winner was the beloved classic Amadeus while other nominees included renowned films like A Passage to India, Places in the Heart and The Killing Fields. It was also the year of The Natural, Broadway Danny Rose and TheContinue reading “A Soldier’s Story – From Among Many 1984 Classics, This One Rises To The Top”

In A Lonely Place – A Bogart Treasure Hidden Among So Many Others

I’ve long loved the films of Humphrey Bogart. His breakout role in The Petrified Forest. Some of his lesser appreciated films like Sabrina, The Barefoot Contessa, The Harder They Fall and Beat The Devil. The middling classics like The Caine Mutiny, Angels With Dirty Faces, To Have and Have Not and Key Largo. And ofContinue reading “In A Lonely Place – A Bogart Treasure Hidden Among So Many Others”

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”

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