Directed by George Sidney. US. 1957. NR. 1 hour 51 minutes. Sony. Digital Restoration.
Nightclub singer Joey Evans’s (Frank Sinatra) dreams of running his own club and making a mint. Too bad Joey’s penchant for being a cad often derails his plans. Despite his earnest affections for kind chorus singer Linda (Kim Novak), Joey sets his sights on seducing wealthy widow Vera Simpson (Rita Hayworth) in an effort to bankroll his nightclub. Now, Joey’s time and luck are running out and . . .
Directed by Bob Clark. US. 1983. Ages 6+. 1 hour 38 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
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The holidays aren’t complete without a screening of this classic comedy. All nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells . . .
Directed by Frank Capra. US. 1946. NR. 2 hours 10 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
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What can we say about It’s a Wonderful Life that hasn’t been said a thousand times before? One of the most popular movies of all time (though it wasn’t a hit when it was first released), this is a film that has come to represent . . .
Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1960. NR. 2 hours 5 minutes. Park Circus. Digital Restoration.
What’s so special about cubicle dweller Bud Baxter’s (Jack Lemmon) average apartment? The rent’s cheap, it’s close to work and his bosses want to use it for their extramarital affairs. When Baxter’s top boss Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) dangles the carrot of a big promotion in exchange for unlimited apartment use, Baxter is disappointed to learn that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine . . .
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1954. NR. 1 hour 52 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
In his first pairing with Alfred Hitchcock, James Stewart plays a wheel-chair bound photographer who watches his neighbors through the bedroom window of his apartment. As the long summer days stretch on, the photographer’s amusement turns to shock when he comes to suspect that one of his neighbors (Raymond Burr) has murdered his wife. The suspense mounts as the photographer, his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and his delightfully funny . . .
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. United States. 1954. NR. 1 hour 45 minutes. Warner Bros. 35mm.
The Master of Suspense has your number with this inventive thriller! When an ex-tennis pro Tony (Ray Milland) learns of his wife Margot’s (Grace Kelly) infidelity, he decides to murder her and collect her wealth. To ensure an airtight alibi, the pro blackmails a nefarious acquaintance to strangle her. When things go wrong, Tony sees a way to turn the tables to his advantage. Please Note: This 35mm . . .
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. US. 1955. NR. 106 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Hitchcock’s scenic and suspenseful adventure stars Cary Grant as a former jewel thief suspected by the Monte Carlo police of having recently staged several daring cat burglaries. Aided by a suspicious wealthy American tourist (Grace Kelly), Cary must deal with pulse-pounding car chases along the scenic cliffs of Monte Carlo, perilous rooftop pursuits and the real thief . . .
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. United States. 1948. NR. 1 hour 20 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
Hitchcock scores again with this tale of two college students (Farley Granger and John Dall) who murder a classmate “just for the thrill of it”, hide his body in an antique trunk in the middle of their apartment, and then throw a cocktail party. Inspired by the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, this was Hitchcock’s first color movie film as well as his first to star James Stewart as . . .
Directed by George Cukor. United States. 1940. NR. 1 hour 52 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital Restoration.
This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must . . .
Directed by Michael Curtiz. US. 1942. NR. 1 hour 42 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country. With its perfect blend of witty dialogue, superlative performances, and brilliant timing, Casablanca has earned its place as one of the . . .
Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. France. 2001. R. 2 hours 2 minutes. Park Circus. Digital.
Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) is a young woman who glides through the streets of Paris: observing. With wide eyes and a tiny grin, she sees the world in a magical light, discovering minor miracles every day. A shy girl whose favorite moments are spent alone skimming stones into the water, Amelie was raised by a pair of eccentrics who falsely diagnosed her with a heart problem at the age of . . .
Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1944. NR. 1 hour 47 minutes. Universal. Digital.
In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who is intent on killing her husband (Tom Powers) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr. Dietrichson’s daughter (Jean Heather), an insurance investigator Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) looks into the case, and gradually begins to . . .
Directed by Tay Garnett. US. 1946. NR. 1 hour 53 minutes. Warner Bros. Blu-Ray.
Whenever the phrase “film noir” is used, this film of James M. Cain’s novel – about a depression-era drifter (John Garfield) and a cafe-owner’s sensual young wife (Lana Turner) who conspire to kill her husband – is almost always used as a prime example. From the moment that Garfield sees the all-too-true “Man Wanted” sign outside the cafe until the shattering conclusion, there is an aura . . .
Directed by John Huston. United States. 1941. NR. 1 hour 40 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman (Mary Astor). As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows as Sam’s partner is murdered and Sam is accosted by a man (Peter Lorre) demanding he locate a valuable statuette. Sam, entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, soon realizes he . . .
Directed by Orson Welles. United States. 1958. PG-13. 1 hour 51 minutes. Universal. Digital Restoration.
When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies (Joseph Calleia), are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride . . .
Directed by David Lynch. United States. 2001. R. 2 hours 27 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia (Laura Harring). Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project. David Lynch’s seductive and scary vision of Los Angeles’s dream factory is one of the . . .