Harry Solomons

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (Review): Treasure, but no Relic

Cementing Steven Spielberg’s place as the greatest blockbuster director ever, Raiders of the Lost Ark well deserves its spot as the jewel of action cinema.

North by Northwest (Review): Bond Before Bond

One of Hitchcock’s crowning achievements, North By Northwest remains as fun as ever and serves as the finest example of a genre it helped to create.

Total Recall (Review): Martian Memory-Bending Masterpiece

Total Recall succeeds where hundreds of its contemporaries fail; a sci-fi epic turning grand philosophical questions into undeniable and ludicrous fun.

The Elephant Man (Review): Lynch’s Most Human Masterpiece

Tender, wonderfully acted, and profoundly moving, The Elephant Man is a unique ray of sentimentality in David Lynch’s oeuvre.

The Graduate (Review): Comedy Classic as Seductive as Ever

Now as iconic as any great of the 1960s, The Graduate remains, by far, the most joyful treatise on the divide between the American young and old.

The Outsiders: Saving a Novel from Itself (Review)

Uniquely and stunningly overdramatic, The Outsiders is turned by Francis Ford Coppola and his cast, against all odds, into an incredibly engrossing picture.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: A Bit of a Drag (Review)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is wonderful when leaning into the camp, but is a little too by-the-books to be truly fabulous.

Mr Klein: Walking the Line Between Citizen and Alien (Review)

Mr Klein, Joseph Losey’s thriller of mistaken identity in Vichy France, is all-too-relevant in this glorious restoration.

Anne at 13,000 ft: Ultra-Indie Drama is Uniquely, Understatedly Terrifying (Review)

Anne at 13,000 ft. is a low-budget character study that plays like a psychological horror, and a confident portrait of a woman in freefall.

Val: Hollywood as Told by its Golden Boy (Review)

Unashamedly subjective, Val is a unique treatise on the art of acting by one of the industry’s most enigmatic figureheads.