From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Odds Against Tomorrow movie poster

When your resume features two of the most beloved movie musicals of all time (West Side Story, The Sound of Music) you can excuse the public for thinking of you as a director of musicals. But Robert Wise excelled at many genres. Especially film noir.

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: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona movie poster

Not knowing what we really want is very much the subject of Vicky Cristina Barcelona, by many accounts Woody Allen’s best film in a decade. This comedy is sexy, thoughtful, occasionally fiery and almost always amusing.

New on DVD: Moneyball (2011)

Moneyball movie poster

Moneyball is one of the year’s best films, a thinking person’s sports movie overflowing with humor, drama, terrific characters, drop-dead wonderful dialogue and a low-keyed but absolutely wonderful performance from Brad Pitt.

Program Notes: Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Tribute to a Bad Man movie poster

Robert Wise’s Tribute to a Bad Man (1956) rests firmly in the tradition of psychological Westerns. James Cagney stars as Jeremy Rodock, a man who has what his ranch hands call “hanging sickness”... he’s obsessed with stringing up his enemies.