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Rick's Flicks

Title Date
A Solid Bond: 007 Takes Shape in From Russia with Love June 8, 2024
The Sword of Doom: Endless Violence in the Samurai Film June 1, 2024
Dirty Old Town: The City, Corruption and In Old Chicago May 25, 2024
Crocodile Tears: Carole Lombard's Doomed Heroine in Nothing Sacred May 18, 2024
Down in the Depths: Destination Tokyo and the Submarine Movie May 11, 2024
Ship to Shore: John Ford and The Long Voyage Home May 4, 2024
What Do You Got? The Wild One, The Loveless and the Biker Movie April 27, 2024
Island in the Sun: Pietro Germi's Seduced and Abandoned April 20, 2024
On the Verge of Revolution: John Malkovich's The Dancer Upstairs April 13, 2024
Frenemy Mine: Katharine Hepburn and Ginger Rogers in Stage Door April 6, 2024
Street Crime: Ninety-Six New York Minutes in The Naked City March 30, 2024
War in the Air: Twelve O'Clock High and Masters of the Air March 23, 2024
Quadrophenia: It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World March 16, 2024
A System All My Own: Claudette Colbert and It Happened One Night March 9, 2024
War and Rumours of War: Alfred Hitchcock and The 39 Steps March 2, 2024
When It All Went Boom: A Generation Arrives with The Big Chill February 24, 2024
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Frank Tashlin and the Hard Sell February 17, 2024
Sam Spade on a Shag Rug: Gene Hackman in Night Moves February 10, 2024
Work to Rule: Doris Day and The Pajama Game February 3, 2024
Bumper Cars: Jacques Tati Gets Caught in Trafic January 27, 2024
Family Feud: Barbara Stanwyck in Anthony Mann's The Furies January 20, 2024
Everything Must Change: Burt Lancaster in The Leopard January 13, 2024
Office Space: Executive Suite and the Business Movie January 6, 2024
Unlucky Lindy: Billy Wilder and The Spirit of St. Louis December 30, 2023
Angel's Share: Cary Grant in The Bishop's Wife December 23, 2023
Ladies' Choice: Three on a Match and the Pre-Code picture December 16, 2023
Trapped by the Night: Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows December 9, 2023
Great Men Deserve Great Pictures: Ridley Scott's Napoleon December 2, 2023
No Man of Her Own: Gable and Lombard's Only Flip of the Coin November 25, 2023
Rumours of War: Guadalcanal Diary and the Combat Movie November 18, 2023
Unreal Estate: Robert Wise and the Tasteful Fright of The Haunting October 28, 2023
Our Psycho: Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs October 21, 2023
Memories are Made of This: Terence Davies and Distant Voices, Still Lives October 14, 2023
Lust in the Dust: King Vidor, the Sexy Western and Duel in the Sun October 7, 2023
Buried Truth: Richard III and Toxic Males in The Lost King September 30, 2023
Behind Enemy Lines: One of Our Aircraft is Missing September 23, 2023
No Mercy: David Lean, the Law and Great Expectations September 16, 2023
For Love or Money: Corporate Raiders, the '80s Boom and Other People's Money September 9, 2023
Change Partners: Screwball Heroine Ginger Rogers in Vivacious Lady September 2, 2023
Another Cup of Coffee: City Life and the End of the Automat August 26, 2023
Time for Love: Judy Garland, Vincente Minnelli and The Clock August 19, 2023
No More Heroes Any More: Noir Goes to London in Night and the City August 12, 2023
And Then There Were None: Randolph Scott and 7 Men From Now August 5, 2023
Destroyer of Worlds: History and Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer July 29, 2023
Maddening and Confounding: John Cassavetes and The Killing of a Chinese Bookie July 22, 2023
Punch Cards and Picket Lines: Jean Arthur in The Devil and Miss Jones July 15, 2023
Happy Birthday, Baby: Cars, Teens and American Graffiti July 8, 2023
Peace at a Price: Ealing Studios, Postwar Britain and Passport to Pimlico July 1, 2023
Things Fall Apart: Kenneth Clark's Civilisation and the TV Documentary June 24, 2023
Hot and Bothered: Elizabeth Taylor, the Production Code and BUtterfield 8 June 17, 2023
Racing is Life: Steve McQueen and His Mighty Flop, Le Mans June 10, 2023
Beauty, Nostalgia and Betrayal in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love June 3, 2023
The War at Sea: Sink the Bismarck! May 27, 2023
What Should Have Been: Denzel Washington and Devil in a Blue Dress May 20, 2023
You Don't Own Me: Burt Lancaster and Ossie Davis in The Scalphunters May 13, 2023
Royal Pain: King Charles III and the Agony of Succession May 6, 2023
If It's Not Scottish: Bill Forsyth and Local Hero April 29, 2023
No Wall Between Us: Spy Movies and the Strange World of The Quiller Memorandum April 22, 2023
Preps, Schooled: The Twilight of the WASP in Metropolitan April 15, 2023
Kill the Wabbit: What's Opera, Doc?, Looney Tunes and Ask Me Anything April 8, 2023
Fifth Avenue Girl: The Quiet Screwball April 1, 2023
Your Generation: The Boomers Progress and The Wanderers March 25, 2023
There Be Monsters: The Bug-Out Fantasy of Tremors March 18, 2023
The Oscar: Triumph of the Heel March 11, 2023
Loser Pays: Victor's Justice, the End of War and Land of Mine March 4, 2023
Hope in Hell: Don Ameche, Ernst Lubitsch and Heaven Can Wait February 25, 2023
How to Make a Bad Man: Henry Fonda and Warlock February 18, 2023
Fight Another Day: Paddy Chayefsky and The Americanization of Emily February 11, 2023
Behind in the News: Doris Day, Clark Gable and Teacher's Pet February 4, 2023
Love in a Time of Plenty: Judy Holliday and The Solid Gold Cadillac January 28, 2023
You Think You're Funny? The Nice Guys and the Modern Film Noir January 21, 2023
Hello Darkness: Is The Big Combo the Best Film Noir Ever? January 14, 2023
Unwelcome Guests: Bette Davis and The Man Who Came to Dinner January 7, 2023
Fee Fi Fo Fum: Happily Breaking No New Ground with Troll December 31, 2022
Santa, I Don't Care: Robert Mitchum, Howard Hughes and Holiday Affair December 24, 2022
Go Where the Journeyman Leads: Steve McQueen and Nevada Smith December 17, 2022
Agony of Defeat: Postwar Japan and The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On December 10, 2022
Bomb Damage: Michael Powell and A Canterbury Tale December 3, 2022
Smirking in the Face of Death: Lauren Bacall and Designing Woman November 26, 2022
Live and On Screen: The Last Waltz, Urgh! A Music War and the Concert Movie November 19, 2022
Where Will You Go? Elia Kazan, Wild River and the TVA November 12, 2022
A War to Render All Wars: All Quiet on the Western Front on Netflix November 5, 2022
Dracula in Sin City: The Night Stalker and Prime Time Horror October 29, 2022
What You Can't See Might Hurt You: The Innocents and the Ghost Story October 22, 2022
Low Dishonest Decade: Robert Aldrich, Hustle and the '70s October 15, 2022
Left Hanging: Randolph Scott and Ride Lonesome October 8, 2022
Something Rotten: Preston Sturges and The Great McGinty October 1, 2022
After School Special: Lindsay Anderson and If.... September 24, 2022
Do You Take This Woman? Myrna Loy and Third Finger, Left Hand September 17, 2022
Her Majesty's Public Private Life: The Queen Onscreen in The Queen September 10, 2022
God Has Entered the Conversation: Dore Schary and The Next Voice You Hear September 3, 2022
Best Western: Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster in The Professionals August 27, 2022
Hot Fun in the Summertime: Marilyn Monroe, Billy Wilder and The Seven Year Itch August 20, 2022
Family Feud: Tae Guk Gi and the Korean War film by Koreans August 13, 2022
Calling Barranca: Howard Hawks and Only Angels Have Wings August 6, 2022
Town Without Pity: Yul Brynner in Invitation to a Gunfighter July 30, 2022
Coming Apart Together: John Carpenter and They Live July 23, 2022
The More You Drive: Repo Man and Punk Cinema July 16, 2022
This Butcher's Yard: Michael Caine and Zulu July 9, 2022
You Can't Go Back Again: Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye July 2, 2022
Cult Status: Paul Williams and Phantom of the Paradise June 25, 2022
Everywhere and Nowhere: Percy Faith and A Summer Place June 18, 2022
The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Ace High and the Spaghetti Western June 11, 2022
Pistol Whipped: Living up to the Legend of the Sex Pistols June 4, 2022
Start the Revolution Without Me: Memories of Underdevelopment May 28, 2022
An Inspector Calls: Alastair Sim in Green for Danger May 21, 2022
Double Cross Double Feature: Operation Mincemeat and The Man Who Never Was May 14, 2022
Love and War: Jimmy Stewart and Strategic Air Command May 7, 2022
Second Time as Farce: Bogie, John Huston and Beat the Devil April 30, 2022
Sucker Punch: 99 River Street and the Joys of B-Noir April 23, 2022
Does it Western? Edward Dmytryk and Broken Lance April 16, 2022
Thank You Uncle Elwy: Constance Bennett, Roland Young and Topper April 9, 2022
Comedy vs. Democracy: Elaine May and A New Leaf April 2, 2022
Grimmer by the Pound: Jules Dassin and Thieves' Highway March 26, 2022
Waiting for Gundown: Budd Boetticher and The Tall T March 19, 2022
Stranger in a Strange Land: Alfred Hitchcock Goes Screwball March 12, 2022
Death Becomes Him: Bob Fosse and All That Jazz March 5, 2022
Strange Love: Gene Tierney and the Riddle of Laura February 26, 2022
Rode Hard: Steve McQueen and Junior Bonner February 19, 2022
For the Duration: George Stevens, Jean Arthur and The More the Merrier February 12, 2022
Ten Cents a Dance: Doris Day and Love Me or Leave Me February 5, 2022
The Two Johns: John Milius and the Legend of Dillinger January 29, 2022
What Becomes a Legend Most? Finding Buffalo Bill January 22, 2022
The Only Man for the Job: Cary Grant and The Awful Truth January 15, 2022
Wide Open Spaces: Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse January 8, 2022
Last Chances: Gloria Grahame and In a Lonely Place January 1, 2022
Shedunnit: Barbara Stanwyck and Remember the Night December 25, 2021
John Wayne Must Die: The Cowboys and the Western December 18, 2021
You Have to be Crazy: Carole Lombard and True Confession December 11, 2021
Not All Right: The Ice Storm and the Seventies December 4, 2021
What's in a Plague? Elia Kazan and Panic in the Streets November 27, 2021
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Barbara Stanwyck and Forty Guns November 20, 2021
Gold-Digger in Gold Lamé: Claudette Colbert and Midnight November 13, 2021
Duel in the Sun: Ben Kingsley and Sexy Beast November 6, 2021
Better Left Unseen: Night of the Demon October 30, 2021
Farewell, My Lovely: Into the Past with Robert Mitchum October 23, 2021
An Ancient Race: Once Upon a Time in the West October 16, 2021
Chock Full O' Nuts: Preston Sturges and Easy Living October 9, 2021
The Triumph of the Feel: Broadcast News and the New News October 2, 2021
Leave Them Wanting More: Douglas Sirk and Imitation of Life September 18, 2021
Reliving a Nightmare: 9/11 and the Naudet Brothers September 11, 2021
The Girl Can't Help It: Ernst Lubitsch and Cluny Brown September 4, 2021
Trapped in a Corner: Robert Altman, Richard Nixon and Secret Honor August 28, 2021
Over the Top: Written on the Wind and The Tarnished Angels August 21, 2021
Nice While It Lasted: Two for the Seesaw August 14, 2021
Made For Each Other: Libeled Lady August 7, 2021
City Onscreen: Los Angeles Plays Itself July 31, 2021
Feeling Too Much: Douglas Sirk, Magnificent Obsession and All That Heaven Allows July 24, 2021
What Ails Us: The Hospital July 17, 2021
Spellbound: I Married a Witch July 10, 2021
The Man You Love to Hate: Steve Coogan, Tony Wilson and 24 Hour Party People July 3, 2021
Bells Are Ringing: The End of the Freed Unit June 26, 2021
When Hollywood Went Nuts: The Swimmer June 19, 2021
Mad Love: History Is Made at Night June 12, 2021
Mike Leigh and Career Girls: Time Heals Most Wounds June 5, 2021
MGM's Movie Musicals, the Freed Unit and It's Always Fair Weather May 29, 2021
When Hollywood Went Nuts: The Chase May 22, 2021
Design For Living: Give 'em Hecht May 15, 2021
Miracle Mile, or How I Learned to Love Worrying About the Bomb May 8, 2021

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