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”

She’s Having A Baby – John Hughes Grows Up?

I had just graduated High School when I saw She’s Having A Baby for the first time. I went to see it because, I mean, this was Kevin Bacon – the guy who was in Footloose. And it was written and directed by John Hughes. C’mon! The guy who gave us so many great filmsContinue reading “She’s Having A Baby – John Hughes Grows Up?”

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”

Sounder – A Simple Story About Family, A Complex Story About Humanity

To this point here at Movie Treasures Rediscovered we’ve written about pictures from a wide range of styles. We’ve looked at comedies and classics as well as westerns and films with a twist, all with the intent of examining several different genres of cinema to suggest for a rediscovery. But with today’s submission we’ll beContinue reading “Sounder – A Simple Story About Family, A Complex Story About Humanity”

The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests

In 1958 famed Director William Wyler and movie star Gregory Peck set out to produce a film together that became the offbeat western The Big Country. Though the picture featured a slew of big names and was directed by one of the greats, there’s no doubt it has receded into the background through the years.Continue reading “The Big Country – A Movie As Big As The Title Suggests”

Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head

Like most movie lovers, I have a few that I refer to as guilty pleasures. These are the films I return to again and again just for fun even though, in some cases, I know the movie isn’t really that good and that it just appeals to me. So, while I do number the 1988Continue reading “Without A Clue – A Sherlock Holmes Story Turned On Its Head”

Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con

It’s been 17 years since Matchstick Men played the big screen and though it has fallen somewhat into obscurity, I still return to it on occasion longing for the thrill of being tricked again. What is it about a movie with a twist? In Matchstick Men, the good guys never saw it coming. Do youContinue reading “Matchstick Men – Nicolas Cage And The Art Of The Con”

Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages

Mixed Nuts boasts an impressive cast that even now, 26 years later, looks like an all-star lineup of screen legends. Steve Martin was in the midst of a run of middling Box Office successes when he made Mixed Nuts with Nora Ephron in 1994. Featuring established stars including Martin, Rita Wilson, Madeline Kahn, Garry Shandling,Continue reading “Mixed Nuts – Steve Martin Leads A Cast For The Ages”

Bachelor Mother – Ginger Rogers Says Who Needs Fred Astaire?

Ginger Rogers! But instead of her longtime co-star Fred Astaire, a bouncing baby boy. Ginger Rogers wasn’t sure that the script for Bachelor Mother was going to make a very good movie. See, she had just wrapped filming her ninth picture alongside her beloved co-star Fred Astaire (a real snoozer called The Story of VernonContinue reading “Bachelor Mother – Ginger Rogers Says Who Needs Fred Astaire?”