There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground when it comes to John Milius’ surfing epic Big Wednesday. Either it leaves you cold or swooning. Surf enthusiasts claim it presents the most accurate screen depiction of beach culture.
First Monday in October is less about a woman breaking into an all-male bastion than about the philosophical conflicts that exist within the Supreme Court and their effect on the legal decisions that the rest of us must live with.
Mike Nichols’ The Graduate is one of those touchstone movies. You never forget the first time you saw it. But I’m not sure The Graduate I saw more than 40 years ago is the same Graduate I watch today on DVD...because I’m no longer the same person.