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A New Leaf (1971)

Walter Matthau plays Henry, an entitled man-child who squanders his trust fund taking his Ferrari into the shop after every time he drives it, wearing tailored suits, and having his butler take care of his every need. 455 more words


Hello, Dolly! Beautiful Artifice, Terrible Politics

I had first heard of Hello, Dolly! (1969) as the straw that broke the camel’s back. As studios struggled in the 60s to understand what audiences wanted, they latched onto the huge success of  1,262 more words


The Reluctant Revenant

My trawl through the less-explored Minnellis continues — thanks to David Wingrove for recommending this one. Introducing Martin Scorsese’s personal Technicolor print of THE BAND WAGON… 986 more words


129: SFFCH - Charley Varrick

We decided long ago that one of Spoiler Filled’s collective favourite directors, Quentin Tarantino, was not suitable for the general mediocrity/obscurity we deal with here on SFFCH. 125 more words


Starting spreading the news, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" is on Blu-ray

Take the crisp elegance of a ‘60s heist film like “Rififi,” combine it with the shaggy, gritty charm of a ‘70s New York crime film like “Dog Day Afternoon,” and the result is the 1974 classic “The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three.” 491 more words

DVD Review

'The Bad News Bears' at 40

I honestly can’t remember the first time I saw The Bad News Bears. It was just one of those movies that was ingrained in my psyche. 931 more words

Classic Film

MOVIE REVIEW | A New Leaf (1971)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Immensely dark and goofily light at the same time.”

“Never have I seen one woman in whom every social grace was so lacking. 648 more words