I know it seems like all I’ve done lately is Netflix stuff, but I’ve been pretty busy and will get around to other retro stuff soon.
- Blue Collar (1978) Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, the awesome Yaphet Kotto, and Ed Begley. Directed by Paul Schrader (Hardcore).
- The Brink’s Job (1978) Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, and Paul Sorvino in this based-on-a-true-story heist movie directed by William Friedkin (The French Connection).
- China Girl (1987) Romeo and Juliet or West Side Story updated to the ’80s.
- Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) This looks whacked. It’s from Hammer Studios.
- Ghost Dad (1990) Some Bill Cosby for the kids. Directed by Sidney Poitier!
- The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Tom Hanks, Dabney Coleman, Lori Singer, Charles Durning, and Carrie Fisher. I seem to remember liking this and wonder how it’s held up.
- Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio all’italiana) (1964) Vittorio De Sica directs Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963) Vittorio De Sica, Sophia Loren, and Marcello Mastroianni again.
- An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) Richard Gere, Debra Winger, and Louis Gossett Jr. Don’t do like I did and watch this the week before you leave for Basic Training.
- Our Hospitality (1923) Buster Keaton gets involved in a family feud down South. Pretty funny. We were watching Three Ages with Keaton and my 12 year-old says, “Silent comedies are the best comedies.” I was so proud!
- Sherlock Jr. (1924) Buster Keaton again, this one gets LOTS of love among cinephiles. Almost as much as The General.
- Popeye (1980) Saw this in the theater. Boy were we excited, Robin Williams as Popeye seemed perfect. Boy were we disappointed. It’s gotten some love in the last few years, so you can take your chances. Not recommended unless you’re an Altman completist.
- White Zombie (1932) Zombies are all the rage now, but how about checking out the original zombie movie?