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Classics

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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Edge of the World, TheEdge of the World, The (1937)
Dir. Michael Powell
Feat. John Laurie, Belle Chrystall, Eric Berry
In what is considered his first major film, director Michael Powell depicts a majestic account of the depopulation of one of the isolated outer Hebridean islands of Scotland as the younger generation leave for the mainland opportunities and thereby jeopardize the traditional way of life.
Damn YankeesDamn Yankees (1958)
Dir. George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Feat. Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston
Supremely entertaining musical rom-com that transposes the Faustian legend to the world of American baseball, with Gwen Verdon in the iconic role of the devil's seductress "Lola", reprising her popular stage role from the Broadway show. Ray Walston (TV's MY FAVOURITE MARTIAN) plays the devil and Tab…
California SplitCalifornia Split (1974)
Dir. Robert Altman
Feat. George Segal, Elliott Gould, Gwen Welles
A terrific gambling lark-come-cautionary tale from director Robert Altman, starring George Segal as a casual gambler who befriends a professional one (Elliot Gould) only to begin mirroring his life and sending both of them deeper into sleaze, debt and desperation.
Bad News BearsBad News Bears (1976)
Dir. Michael Ritchie
Feat. Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow
Delightfully cynical baseball comedy starring Walter Matthau as an alcoholic ex-baseball pitcher who becomes a coach for a youth baseball team known as the Bears.
Show PeopleShow People (1928)
Dir. King Vidor
Feat. Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson
A satire of Hollywood life in the last of the silent years, this rom-com from director King Vidor (THE FOUNTAINHEAD) has Marion Davies playing as aspiring actress who becomes conceited after a big break. Featuring a host of brilliant cameos from the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and both…
Show BoatShow Boat (1936)
Dir. James Whale
Feat. Irene Dunne, Allan Jones, Charles Winninger
A faithful adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein's 1920's stage musical covering four decades as an aspiring actor goes from working a Mississippi river-boat to hitting the big time. Offering greater period authenticity and a more complex depiction of Black America than the better-known technicolour MGM…
RageRage (1966)
Dir. Gilberto Gazcón
Feat. Glenn Ford, Stella Stevens, David Reynoso
Sweaty Mexican American thriller with Glenn Ford playing a self-pitying alcoholic doctor who lives alone in a border town, and finds himself with 72 hours to get to a city hospital after his dog contracts rabies and bites him.