1970s

Heaven Can Wait movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 20, 2017

The Warren Beatty comedy was a remake of 1939’s Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which won an Academy Award for best story and screenplay that year. It...

Midnight Express movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 20, 2017

With Midnight Express, Oliver Stone made his name known to the world: he wrote the script of this prison drama directed by Alan Parker, winning...

The Goodbye Girl movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 20, 2017

It was Herbert Ross’s night all the way: both Golden Globe winners, The Turning Point for best drama and The Goodbye Girl for best comedy or...

The Turning Point movie postr
Silvia BizioNovember 20, 2017

Never envy other people's life: it might lead to a melodramatic mess. This is what happens in The Turning Point, the story of two former dancers (...

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A Star is Born movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 20, 2017

1977 was not a good year for musicals - or comedies, for that matter. But Barbra Streisand’s remake of the Judy Garland classic (which in turn was...

Rocky movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 19, 2017

Sylvester Stallone was, and in some measure will forever be, Rocky Balboa. The underdog boxer character he created would define his career, his...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 19, 2017

The cruel dictatorship of a nurse over the patients in a mental health institution is threatened by a newcomer. From this simple premise a...

The Sunshne Boys movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 19, 2017

By the time this Neil Simon comedy finally won a Golden Globe, Simon had already written ten movies that had been nominated, including his...

Chinatown movie poster
Silvia BizioNovember 15, 2017

Perhaps the ultimate upset in the history of the Golden Globes: Chinatown won the Golden Globe for Best Picture – Drama, over The Godfather: Part...

The Longest Yard movie poster
Philip BerkNovember 15, 2017

In what might arguably be called one of the greatest years ever for American films, the Hollywood Foreign Press named The Longest Yard Best Comedy...