John Kobal Presents the Top 100 Movies

When I was 19 years old and wanted to learn the first thing about film, this was a really useful tool.Sadly, the methodology of the rankings borders on being feeble-minded and it isn't even executed consistently.However lacking in integrity the rankings may be though, this list is a pretty strong list for someone who doesn't know where to begin.Sure, there's no Fassbinder, not enough diversity, and some of the films haven't aged as well as they...

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Movie-Star Portraits of the Forties

The Hollywood of the Forties brings many images to mind. Do you remember the most famous pinup of them all? Betty Grable smiling at you all through World War II. The original sweater girl, Lana Turner. Rita Hayworth in all her glory. The stunning and statuesque Ava Gardner. A defiant, scantily clad Jane Russell standing near the hay. Bogart, Garfield, Kirk Douglas, Judy Garland. The brooding Robert Mitchum, the brute power of Burt Lancaster, the...

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