Category: ESFS Festivals

“Equus” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Equus (1977; Sidney Lumet) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Adapted from a Tony Award-winning play by Peter Shaffer, Equus came at a seemingly perfect time for director Sidney Lumet to shepherd a prestige production to the screen. A workhorse since his TV days, the economic limitations and concomitant […]

Clara Bow in It (1927)

“It” (1927) Movie Review by Mike Dub

It (1927; Clarence G. Badger) GRADE: B By Mike Dub If A Fool There Was marked the beginning of the sex symbol in popular American films in 1915, by 1927 Hollywood’s star system would be every bit as tightly manufactured as the assembly lines that built the films themselves.  […]

“Burn!” (1969) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Burn! (1969; Gillo Pontecorvo) Grade: B+ By Mike Dub Throughout the 1960s, Marlon Brando became increasingly active in social issues.  Though his popularity was plummeting, he sought to make art that was relevant to the changing cultural landscape.  The Ugly American (1963) is a well-intentioned (though drab) warning against […]

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