The Maltese Falcon 8/01/11
The character actors of Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet get a lot of screen time, though Bogart is literally the focus of every single scene except for one in the film.
Steamboat Bill, Jr. 8/01/11
The comedy staple of having an aloof bumbling idiot play opposite the irritable and ever-aware straight man is honed or perfected in this film.
City Slickers 7/26/11
Real tension is thick with Palance and Crystals characters having absolutely nothing in common or to talk about until Crystal finally man ups to the leathery old cowboy in a culminating camp fire scene among the best camp fire scenes and Palance breaks out into song.
It's a Gift 7/24/11
Ok, so I've listed two films from the 70s and two from the 80s, so now I'll rewind a bit and write about a couple of older films from my top 100.
Little Big Man 7/23/11
In its truthful treatment of the Great Plains Indian tribes the film transcends a lot of other message and Vietnam allegory films, by having a heart and soul.
Do the Right Thing 7/22/11
Spike Lee probably gets the most screen time as he acts within his own film and the title could refer to many things, but most likely its the action Lees character Mookie takes at the films climax.
The Butcher 7/21/11
So many films fall trap to the concept that characters never have to go to work in the movies they inhabit as it detracts from the plot.
The Edge 6/27/11
Well one thing is for certain, David Mamet can write one hell of a picture. Actually The Edge doesn't even come close to showcasing the writer's true talent, but there's hints at it.