#727 Terms of Endearment (1983)

Terms of Endearment swept the 1983 Academy Awards as a “successful Mainstream American weepie” (Schneider) that combines comedy, fun, romance, and … More

#75 42nd Street (1933)

“…a film with a much-duplicated plot: star breaks her ankle right before the opening night. An unknown girl in the chorus must replace her. There is a wedding. There are young lovers. Finally, a director’s one “final” show before his medical issues overwhelm him. This film is where all these old movie clichés originated.”

#27 The Phantom Of The Opera (1925)

A rickety film mired in legal, funding, and central errors, The Phantom of the Opera is best known for “enshrin(ing) … More