5 Movies Directed by Nicholas Ray

An auteur before the term was popular, Nicholas Ray directed moody psychological dramas, including the movie that turned James Dean into an icon.

4 Great Movies Starring Ginger Rogers..and Not…

Most often remembered as Fred Astaire’s dance partner, Ginger Rogers was in fact a fine dramatic actress who won the Academy Award in 1940.

Best Director Oscar Winners – 1980s

With the auteur era of the New Hollywood 1970s nearing an end, Hollywood films began taking on a more conventional form once again as directors were reviving once popular genres like the historical epic and family drama. In the 1980s, a pair of huge screen stars won their first Oscars for directing while an Italian legend became the first Western filmmaker to shoot behind the walls of Beijing’s Forbidden City. Some extraordinary films were made in the decade of greed and indulgence, some of which have been elevated into modern classics. Here are all 10 winners for the Best Director Academy Award for the years 1980-1989.

Great Classic Films on Blu-ray July 2014

Rounding out July’s Blu-ray releases are a classic courtroom drama and a somewhat controversial take on Sherlock Holmes both directed by Billy Wilder; a romantic weepy starring Barbara Stanwyck; an underrated character drama that earned David Niven a Best Actor Academy Award; and one of the most defining movies of the early 1980s.

Blu-ray Releases for July 2014, Part III

Part 3 of 3. Rounding out this month’s Blu-ray releases are a classic courtroom drama and a somewhat controversial take on Sherlock Holmes both directed by Billy Wilder; a romantic weepy starring Barbara Stanwyck; an underrated character drama that earned David Niven a Best Actor Academy Award; and one of the most defining movies of the early 1980s.

Blu-ray Releases For July 2014, Part II

Part 2 of 3. Continuing the Blu-ray releases for this month are a special effects-laden adaptation of H.G. Wells’ most popular story; a classic fish out of water comedy that delivered Judy Holliday the Oscar for Best Actress; a simple, but extraordinary character drama that turned Ernest Borgnine into a star; the sci-fi horror flick that put David Cronenberg on the map; and a tale of crime and redemption from French New Wave master Robert Bresson.

5 New Classic Movies Out On Blu-ray

Part one of two. This month’s Blu-ray releases include one of Jerry Lewis’ most memorable films; a popular small-town drama starring a who’s who of future stars; a splashy musical directed by Vincente Minnelli; a little-known spy thriller starring Burt Lancaster; and a dark psychological thriller featuring Clint Eastwood.

5 More Classics on Blu-ray for June 2014

Part 2 of 2. Rounding out this month are several limited releases, including a dark Western starring James Stewart; a World War II-set romantic drama from director John Huston; and Charles Bronson’s turn as a taciturn assassin. Also being released are another edition of a sci-fi classic starring Charlton Heston and one of the great rock and roll movies of all time.

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Classic Movies

Spanning three decades and eight films, most of them in the crime drama genre, the collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese ranks was one of the greatest of all time. The two were brought together by mutual friend, actor Harvey Keitel, and made some of the best films ever made. Here are five of the best films made between Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

Classic Movie Stars Born in March

This month features a great diversity of stars born in March, from great comedians like Jerry Lewis and Lou Costello to great dramatic actors like Rex Harrison and Joan Crawford. David Niven – Mar. 1 Jennifer Jones – Mar. 2 Jean Harlow – Mar. 3 Rex Harrison – Mar. 5 Lou Costello – Mar. 6 Cyd Charisse – Mar. 8 Raoul Walsh – Mar. 11 Gordon MacRae – Mar. 12 Michael Caine – Mar. 14 Jerry Lewis – Mar. 16 Shemp Howard – Mar. 17 Karl Malden – Mar. 22 Chico Marx – Mar. 22 Joan Crawford – Mar. 23 Steve McQueen – Mar. 24 David Lean – Mar. 25