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  • Oscar

    Oscar

    ★★★½

    Lost to time, it seems, this is the closest you can come to ‘30s screwball without being sued. The cast alone is remarkable.

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★★

    Not total sacrilege, but I must admit the most enjoyable part was when the teens were watching highlights of TCM2.

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  • Norma Rae

    Norma Rae

    ★★★★

    Needs a sequel where we see how Reaganomics deunionized Norma's plant.

  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation

    ½

    The old argument goes that the showmanship of Griffith's film outweighs its deplorable racism; that argument, however, is full of shit. (There were far better silent films that advanced film grammar without any of the hideous ideology.)