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Are You Oscar or Felix? The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Directed By: Gene Saks

Grade: A

This was my Blind Spot Series pick for April in which I had one requirement: no romance. 383 more words


Walter Matthau: Mr. Natural

Walter Matthau worked steadily in Hollywood but he didn’t become a star until he worked with Billy Wilder and won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. After that, his career shifted in a higher gear. 1,426 more words


Sidney Lumet's FAIL-SAFE (1964)

I have lauded the work of Sidney Lumet several times on this blog because he is one of my all-time favorite directors. Lumet was a… 1,065 more words

Classic Movies

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

When I lived in New York City, I rode the subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan every workday. The ride from where I lived to 23rd street in Manhattan took about forty-five minutes to an hour each way. 954 more words


The Bad News Bears (1976)

This original classic baseball film features some comic performances from Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, and a breakout performance from newcomer Jackie Earle Haley.

Due to a lawsuit, one of the top little leagues in California is forced to add an extra team to their league. 684 more words

Film Reviews

Out to Sea (1997)


Park your brains, oldsters, this is a film of charm, creaking style and lame jokes. And it knows it, and sambas its way though them with a wink and a clumsy guffaw. 617 more words


The Fortune Cookie (1966)

“You can fool all of the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” ~ Inscription in the Fortune Cookie… 901 more words