The Sting, an American caper that won seven Oscars in ten nominations, marks the 50th anniversary of its 1973 theatrical release. I’m not going to delve into the plot but the gist of the film is that two grifters, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) and Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford), are attempting to con a mob boss, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw), in 1936. It’s certainly quite the con as we see how things play out at the…"The Sting: Oscar Winner Marks 50th Anniversary"
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a genius 1930s Mississippi satire that is both heavy in folk music and uses the Odyssey for its plot. In a perfect world, I would have reviewed the Coen Brothers classic for its 20th anniversary in 2020. I apologize for missing the anniversary but am rectifying the situation now as I kick off something of a George Clooney retrospective series on Solzy at the Movies. I reviewed a number…"O Brother, Where Art Thou? Is Another Coen Brothers Masterpiece"