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The genre formally known as "Nostalgia", we determine "Classics" to be all titles that now pre-date 1990(!), but don’t hold us to it…

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Artists and ModelsArtists and Models (1955)
Dir. Frank Tashlin
Feat. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley Maclaine
Bubbly, brain-addled comedy with comic-artist Dean Martin getting his ideas from roommate Jerry Lewis’ wild nocturnal mutterings. Rated in some quarters as the popular double-act's finest hour.
Set-Up, TheSet-Up, The (1948)
Dir. Robert Wise
Feat. Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias
This film noir classic is a gripping, real-time examination of a night in the life of an aging prize-fighter who refuses to be corrupted by the mob.
Chilly Scenes of WinterChilly Scenes of Winter (1979)
Dir. Joan Micklin Silver
Feat. John Heard, Mary Beth Hurt, Peter Riegert
A celebrated early rom-com from writer-director Joan Micklin Silver (CROSSING DELANCEY) with a likable John Heard playing a hopeless romantic civil servant in his early 30s who falls in love with an unhappily married woman in his office, but years later tries to win her back after she returns to her…
Friendly PersuasionFriendly Persuasion (1956)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins
Gary Cooper headlines this sentimental yet atmospheric and beautifuly crafted drama about a Quaker family in southern Indiana whose pacifist beliefs are tested by the American Civil War. Awarded the Palm D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 1956.
For Me and My GalFor Me and My Gal (1942)
Dir. Busby Berkeley
Feat. Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy
A Busby Berkeley-directed musical that provided the first real "adult" role for a nineteen-year-old Judy Garland. Gene Kelly co-stars in his film debut as her fellow vaudeville actor who was suddenly drafted into World War I.
Force of EvilForce of Evil (1948)
Dir. Abraham Polonsky
Feat. John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor
Fascinating film noir in which crooked lawyer John Garfield turns on the mob to finance his gambling debts. This fiercely masculine morality tale is an acknowledged antecedent to the work of Scorsese. The director was soon blacklisted and would not make his second film until 1970.
White DogWhite Dog (1982)
Dir. Samuel Fuller
Feat. Kristy McNichol, Paul Winfield, Burl Ives
A little-seen but widely heralded drama from cult director Samuel Fuller about the struggle of an African-American dog trainer to retrain a stray dog that has been trained to attack and kill black people. The film boldly begs the question as to whether racism is a treatable problem or an incurable condition.