Cocktails, wisecracks, and murder: The Thin Man’s married couple for the ages
The Heiress: William Wyler unveils the psychological ferocity of Henry James’s Washington Square
Five chilling true-crime classics that capture primal American fears
Peter Ustinov’s Billy Budd: Elemental conflict in a vivid tapestry of life at sea
Classic Hollywood Little Women captures the story’s appeal for all time
The Innocents: a great ghost story and an inspired rendering of Henry James’s “The Turn of the Screw”
On its 75th anniversary, John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon is still a marvel of tough, sardonic suspense
Haunting, powerful, passionate: Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence
Michael Mann’s The Last of the Mohicans
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