The Hustler (****) / The Color Of Money (*****): Who owns this place?

The Hustler - 1961 Director Robert Rossen Starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Jake LaMotta, Michael Constantine Screenplay Sidney Carroll & Rossen based on The Hustler by Walter Tevis In an era where film was often an extension of the stage, The Hustler plays as exactly that. It is an exceptional meditation of … Continue reading The Hustler (****) / The Color Of Money (*****): Who owns this place?

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Forgotten Gem: Cool Hand Luke is the man

Cool Hand Luke - 1967 Director Stuart Rosenberg Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Dennis Hopper, Wayne Rogers, Jo Van Fleet, J.D. Cannon, Clifton James, Harry Dean Stanton, Lou Antonio, Morgan Woodward, Joe Don Baker, Ralph Waite, Joy Harmon, Anthony Zerbe, Luke Askew Screenplay Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson "Sometimes nothin' is a pretty cool hand." In many … Continue reading Forgotten Gem: Cool Hand Luke is the man