From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Guess the Movie!

Movies posters are iconic images that frequently make their way into popular consciousness right along with the movie itself. Can you guess the movie from the poster?

Program Notes: The Wings of Eagles (1957)

The Wings of Eagles movie poster

The Wings of Eagles is one of Ford’s oddest movies, one featuring a near-great performance from John Wayne but jam-packed with ambivalence.

New on DVD: My Week with Marilyn (2011)

My Week with Marilyn movie poster

Michelle Williams does a perfectly credible job as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn. But as good as Williams is, not once are you likely to mistake her for Marilyn. It’s a passable impersonation, but no one will ever fill the screen the way Monroe did.

Program Notes: They Were Expendable (1945)

They Were Expendable movie poster

They Were Expendable is a movie about defeat. Or, rather, the glory that may be found in defeat. Based on a non-fiction book by William L. White, it’s a grim, sad yarn, but a strangely uplifting one.

New on DVD: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie poster

Gary Oldman is often described as an actor’s actor...which in his case apparently means an incurable ham. But in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy he gives a marvelously restrained performance.