The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Zorro is one of those characters I’m aware of, but have never actively watched any of the myriad films or television shows featuring him and his feared “Z” mark. Best known to fans in his 1957 Disney television series, Zorro is a Latin Robin Hood with a healthy dose of what would shape the character of…

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

  I believe I’ve mentioned this in previous reviews but several factors have to coalesce for a comedy to withstand the test of time.  A film like Sullivan’s Travels still works due to its universal themes and the lack of any type of technology or terminology that would date it.  Then you have a film…

Captain Blood (1935)

It’s easy to see where Pirates of the Caribbean (the film not the ride) got their inspiration; from Errol Flynn and Captain Blood.  I’m not a fan of pirate adventure films but I wanted a better grasp of Flynn’s background considering the rabid fan base that got him the win in the 1930s Leading Man…

Logan’s Run (1976)

I appear to be in a “late-70s” movie trend if you count today and yesterday’s review of Marathon Man.  In a way, Marathon Man and Logan’s Run are similar.  Both create worlds of violence hidden by disinterest, both analyze religion, and both force a man to confront everything he knows about life under extreme circumstances.…

Cape Fear (1962) – Reader Request

Thanks everyone for voting in the first Reader Request poll (that’s what I’m labeling these reviews).  By a vote of five, the readers requested a review of the 1962 film Cape Fear.  Cape Fear is one of my favorite movies, and my second favorite Robert Mitchum film (my favorite being Night of the Hunter which…