Revisiting

THE BEST COMEDIES OF THE YEAR: THE THIRTIES

By Alan Hurst The is the first in a series where I’ll attempt a very subjective selection of the best film comedy of each year – from the thirties up to present day. I’m starting with the thirties and the advent of both sophisticated and screwball comedies, as opposed to the dizzying physical and slapstick…

REVISITING A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC: IT HAPPENED ON 5TH AVENUE (1947)

By Craig Leask It Happened on 5th Avenue is one of those little gems that reappeared after having slipped into obscurity for several decades due to a series of unfortunate events, finally falling out of copyright in 1976. On Nov 11, 2008, Warner Home Video released the film on DVD, and in 2009 Turner Classic…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE EIGHTIES: #13

By John H. Foote 13. THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) “There was a demon that lived in the sky. They said whoever challenged him would die. Their controls would freeze up, their planes would buffet wildly, and they would disintegrate. The demon lived at Mach One, on the meter, seven hundred and fifty miles an hour,…