Classic Cinema

My Favorite Year

About the Film 

In this riotous paean to the chaotic early days of live television, directed by actor Richard Benjamin, Peter O’Toole gives a flamboyant Oscar nominated performance as a booze-loving, womanizing Hollywood movie star, cut down to size by the small screen. An outstanding supporting cast rounds out this comedy classic.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
92 minutes

Radio Days

About the Film 

Bolstered by a standout ensemble that delivers loads of laughs, this witty love letter to the golden age of radio draws on childhood memories, and a wall-to-wall jazz soundtrack and period tunes, to evoke a nostalgic slice of 1940s Jewish-American life in the New York boroughs, with the filmmaker reminiscing in his winsome voiceover.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
88 minutes

To Be or Not to Be

About the Film 

Jack Benny and Carole Lombard are married thespians caught in a WWII escapade in Ernst Lubitsch’s screwball anti-Nazi masterpiece that opened just after America went to war, perhaps the most daring film of its day, criticized for juxtaposing comedy against Hitler’s invasion of Poland, but today considered a satirical classic.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
99 minutes