Old Movies Young Eyes Archive

  • Slap Shot

    Tweet Director: George Roy Hill / Writer: Nancy Dowd / Starring: Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, and Strother Martin For this week I chose another one of those old movies that I actually did see when I had much younger eyes. I know I must’ve watched this movie when I was somewhere between the ages […]

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  • Old Movies / Young Eyes: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

    Tweet Director: Robert Benton / Writers: Avery Corman (novel), Robert Benton (screenplay) / Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Jane Alexander In keeping with the serious tone of the previous installment of OM/YE, this week I decided to have a look at an old academy fave Kramer vs. Kramer. I’m as big a fan of Dustin Hoffman […]

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  • Old Movies / Young Eyes: Wall Street (1987)

    Tweet Director: Oliver Stone / Writers: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone / Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, and Daryl Hannah After a bit of a hiatus for “Old Movies / Young Eyes,” we’re back this week with another movie that may be pushing the limits of […]

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  • [Old Movies / Young Eyes] Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

    Tweet Writer/Director: Jim Jarmusch / Starring: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, and Richard Edson Every once in a while, er – well, more often than care to admit, I open up my Netflix DVD mailer and find a movie that I don’t even recall having put into my queue. Such […]

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  • [Old Movies / Young Eyes] American Graffiti (1973)

    Tweet Director: George Lucas / Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Katz,  / Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Paul Le Mat Getting back into the 70s again after a few movies from the early/mid-1980s, American Graffiti is another movie that, for many, is considered a classic that is representative of a bygone […]

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  • [Old Movies / Young Eyes] Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

    Tweet Director: Amy Heckerling / Writers: Cameron Crowe (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (book) / Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of those movies that seems to be, for many people, something of a cult classic film about the intersections of coming of […]

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  • Old Movie / Young Eyes: Better Off Dead (1985)

    Tweet Director: Savage Steve Holland / Writer: Savage Steve Holland / Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, and Kim Darby For some reason or other, every time I saw Better Off Dead sitting in my netflix queue before it finally arrived in my mail box, I thought it was One […]

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  • [Old Movies / Young Eyes] Arthur (1981)

    Tweet Director: Steve Gordon / Writer: Steve Gordon / Stars: Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud Synopsis from IMDB: Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will […]

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  • [Old Movies / Young Eyes] The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

    Tweet Director: Peter Yates / Writers: George V. Higgins (novel), Paul Monash (screenplay) / Starring: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, and Richard Jordan When one of my friends offered to loan me the Criterion Collection DVD of The Friends of Eddie Coyle, I had never heard […]

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  • [Old Movies / Young Eyes] Black Narcissus (1947)

    Tweet Release Year: 1947 / Directed by: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger / Written by: Rumer Godden / Starring: Deborah Kerr, Kathleen Byron and David Farrar When I chose Black Narcissus as my next Old Movies/Young Eyes review, I was curious if it would live […]

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