Historical Circuit: A Clockwork Orange (****)

How many films made almost forty years ago retain their power? Moreover, how many science fiction films made nearly forty years ago still look futuristic...

Historical Circuit: American Graffiti (****)

Without sounding condescending, which is clearly not my intent, this film will grow to mean more to you as you age. As you move...

Historical Circuit: Network (****)

While watching the hit reality show, Survivor, the grand daddy of all reality programs,  I recall seeing the dangerously delusional Coach, tell a story about...

Historical Circuit: The Godfather Part II (****)

Is there a greater American film than The Godfather Part II (1974)? If there is, and I do not believe there is, I have...

Historical Circuit: Blow Out (****)

The first time I saw Blow Out (1981) I was stunned by the work of actor John Travolta, who perhaps for the first time...

Historical Circuit: Apollo 13 (****)

(1995) Directed by Ron Howard When the Academy Award nominations were announced the movie excellence in 1995, I was stunned that Ron Howard was not nominated...

Historical Circuit: Manhattan (****)

This weekend, Woody Allen released his 41st full-length feature in select Los Angeles and New York theaters.  Sadly, the anticipation that greets his releases...

Historical Circuit: Mildred Pierce (***)

In preparation for the HBO miniseries, I decided to take a look at the original Mildred Pierce, about an independent and successful divorcée desperate...