3 1/2 stars

Odds Against Tomorrow; Review by Robert Pruter

Odds Against Tomorrow; Review by Robert Pruter

The last 1950s-style noir film shows classic strengths in the genre with strong acting by top actors performing as noir archetypes and with stark grey urban imagery but is somewhat undone by weak story telling.

Pump Up the Volume; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Pump Up the Volume; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Strong central performance by Christian Slater carries weight of film’s extensive rhetoric.

The Lookout (2007); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Lookout (2007); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

An exciting heist movie with character and thematic substance.

Where the Boys Are (1960); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Where the Boys Are (1960); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A surprisingly complex and engrossing tale of young love, sex, and sexism.

Clash of the Titans (1981); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Clash of the Titans (1981); Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Strong narrative elevates special effects-driven film.

International Velvet; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

International Velvet; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A family film of surprising character depth set in the world of competitive equestrian.

Margie; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Margie; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A delightful confection of a movie about a teenage girl coming of age in the late 1920s.

State of the Union; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

State of the Union; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Legendary duo Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy shine in Frank Capra’s populist take on presidential politics.

Dial ‘M’ for Murder; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Dial ‘M’ for Murder; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Tense thriller about a man’s scheme to murder his wife.

His Butler’s Sister; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

His Butler’s Sister; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Lushly-directed romantic comedy featuring Durbin’s charm and strong support from Franchot Tone.