Revisiting

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE SEVENTIES: # 24

By John H. Foote 24. LENNY How is it Bob Fosse’s extraordinary biography Lenny is a forgotten film? When the finest films of Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Tony Award winning director Bob Fosse are discussed, two films dominate the conversation: his searing work of art Cabaret (1972) and his semi-autobiographical All That Jazz (1979),…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE SEVENTIES: #26

By John H. Foote 26. KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979) Robert Benton’s powerfully honest divorce drama which is more about a father and son learning to love one another, won five Academy Awards in its year of release. Best Picture, Best Actor (Duston Hoffman), Best Supporting Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Director (Benton) and for the screenplay…

THE GREATEST AMERICAN FILMS OF THE SEVENTIES: #29

By John H. Foote 29. AN UNMARRIED WOMAN (1978) An Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, this superb Paul Mazursky film gave Jill Clayburgh the role of her career as Erica, a beautiful near fortysomething who goes through a startling transformation. Seeming to be the perfect couple, they have it all. A daughter, beautiful apartment,…

FINALLY: GAYS, MOVIES AND GETTING IT RIGHT

By Craig Leask In 2016 the film Carol which starred Cate Blanchett as a bored housewife who falls in love with an aspiring female photographer (Rooney Mara)  earned six Oscar nominations. The following year Moonlight, a film ultimately about a gay black youth struggling to find acceptance and his identity in a world filled with…