Diner (1982)

Written and Directed by Barry Levinson Starring: Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Tim Daly, Kevin Bacon, Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin Tagline: It’s open all day . . . and cookin’ all night Trivia: The scenes in the diner were mostly improvised. Barry Levinson’s Diner is one of the all time great “hang out” movies. […]

High Noon (1952)

Directed Fred Zinnemann Written by Carl Foreman (based on a John W. Cunningham story) Starring: Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges, Thomas Mitchell, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Harry Morgan, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Morgan, Ian MacDonald Lon Chaney Jr. Tagline: Simple. Powerful. Unforgettable Last Wednesday evening The Neon in Dayton, Ohio hosted a screening of High Noon that […]

Suburbicon (2017)

Directed by George Clooney Written by Joel and Ethan Coen; George Clooney and Grant Heslov Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Jupe Tagline: Welcome to the Neighborhood In George Clooney’s sixth directorial effort he revisits the Cold War culture he portrayed in his previous films Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Good Night and Good Luck. Matt […]

Soylent Green (1973)

Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Stanley R. Greenberg (based on the novel by Harry Harrison) Starring Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors Tagline: What is the secret of Soylent Green? Soylent Green opens with one of the great opening title sequences of 1970s Sci-Fi, a montage accompanied by Fred Myrow’s music, […]

Damnation Alley (1977)

Directed by Jack Smight Screenplay by Alan Sharp and Lukas Heller Starring: Jan Michael-Vincent, George Peppard, Paul Winfield, Doninique Sandra, Jackie Earle Haley Trivia: Also known as “Survival Run” Now a footnote in cinema history, Damnation Alley was one of the big budget summer releases 20th Century Fox released in 1977. Executives had little confidence […]

Westworld (1973)

Written and Directed by Michael Crichton Starring: Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin, James Brolin Tagline: Boy, we have got a vacation for you Trivia: Unsurprisingly, a trip to Disneyland inspired Crichton to write the story. Westworld imagined an adult themed amusement park where the well to do can visit a historical period from the past: Roman, […]