Cool Hand Luke (1967) – Stuart Rosenberg

Paul Newman is Cool Hand Luke, the next title up for watching as I delve into the What Else to Watch list of DK Canada’s The Movie Book following my screening of The Shawshank Redemption. Featuring an all-star cast including George Kennedy (who took home Best Supporting Oscar), Harry Dean Stanton, Dennis Hopper (though I…

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid (1969) – George Roy Hill

The next stop in the recommendations from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Wild Bunch, is yet another one of my all time favourite westerns, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. From it’s opening shots, made to look like an early silent film, this movie took me…

Trailer Tracks: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

This is one of my all-time favorite westerns, and I love the pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford. ¬†Directed by George Roy Hill, who would later reunite with the duo to make the equally enjoyable The Sting. The trailer is too long for my tastes, and definitely shows too much of the story, but…

The Towering Inferno (1974) – John Guillermin

The 101 Action Movies brings me to the heights of the 1970s disaster movies with this all-star epic, produced by and some sequences directed by Irwin Allen. I’ve never been a fan of the disaster¬†film sub genre, but with a cast like this it’s hard not to settle in for the adventure, even with an…

The Sting (1973)

Ahh, the classics. Robert Redford, who is one of my favorite actors, always worked wonderfully with Paul Newman, and it’s just too bad that they never got to do another film together. But this one, and Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid have enough Hollywood magic to keep me smiling. Both films were also directed…