Directed by John Stahl. US. 1945. NR. 1 hour 50 minutes. Fox. Digital.
When writer Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) meets Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney) during a train ride, he instantly falls in love with her. Equally enamored with Richard, Ellen leaves her fiancé (Vincent Price) and begins an intense relationship with hew new beau that results in an almost immediate marriage. Not long after they settle into domestic bliss, Richard begins to discover that Ellen is insanely jealous of anyone or anything that . . .
Directed by Elia Kazan. US. 1949. NR. 1 hour 42 minutes. Fox. Digital.
Patricia “Pinky” Johnson (Jeanne Crain) is an African-American nurse who passes as white while attending school in the North. After an unsuspecting doctor proposes marriage, Patricia flees to her home in the South and heeds the advice of her grandmother (Ethel Waters) who warns her of the potential dangers she faces if her secret is revealed. An early film from director Elia Kazan (On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named . . .
Directed by Norman Jewison. US. 1967. NR. 1 hour 49 minutes. MGM. Digital.
“They call me Mister Tibbs!” With that legendary line, Sydney Poitier’s Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs let racist Southern police chief Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) know who’s calling the shots during their investigation of a prominent businessman’s suspicious death. Winner of five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Steiger) and Best Screenplay, In the Heat of the Night boasts gorgeous cinematography by Haskell Wexler, a Ray . . .
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. UK. 1968. PG. 2 hours 18 minutes. Paramount. Digital.
Director Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s beloved tale of doomed young love was a box office hit upon release and continues to enamor contemporary audiences with its lush photography, haunting score and strong performances by age-appropriate leads (Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey). Filmed on location in Italy, Romeo and Juliet also features an early performance by Michael York (Cabaret) and narration by an uncredited Sir Laurence Olivier . . .
Directed by Billy Wilder. US. 1955. NR. 1 hour 45 minutes. Fox. Digital.
While his wife and son travel to Maine to escape a summer heat wave, middle-aged New York executive Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) becomes infatuated with his new neighbor (Marilyn Monroe). As he dreams about a life with his new acquaintance, Richard begins to wonder if he will eventually act on his impulses – or remain a faithful spouse. Based on the hit play of the same name, The Seven Year . . .
Directed by George Roy Hill. US. 1973. NR. 2 hours 9 minutes. Universal. Digital.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford shine in their second screen pairing as Depression-era con men looking to pull a fast one on the wealthy mobster (Robert Shaw) who murdered their mentor. Accompanied by Marvin Hamlisch’s adaptation of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music, The Sting was a huge hit with audiences and critics that took home Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Adapted Score . . .
Directed by Milos Forman. US. 1984. R. 2 hours 59 minutes. Zaentz. Digital.
Yearning to be the world’s most beloved composer, deeply disciplined and religious Antonioni Salieri (Best Actor winner F. Murray Abraham) finds himself confronted by a threat to his professional pursuits: an upstart composer named Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce). Crass, callow and crude, Mozart offends the pious Salieri in every way – except for his music. Realizing that his own work pales in comparison to that of the supremely gifted . . .
Directed by Martin Scorsese. US. 1980. R. 2 hours 9 minutes. MGM. Digital.
Robert DeNiro deservedly won an Oscar as brutish boxer Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta in this Martin Scorsese film that’s considered one of the greatest movies ever made. With its commanding direction, breakneck editing, and stark black-and-white photography, Raging Bull chronicles LaMotta’s life from his heyday in the ‘40s to his downfall in the ‘50s to his reemergence as a nightclub comic in the ‘60s. Its . . .