Ben Hur (1907) – Short Film

The first film adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel, Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. This 15 minute long short film blazes through the story much faster than the more famous 1959 version, starring Charlton Heston. While it lacks the substance required to engage an audience in the 21st Century, it does still show

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Call Me By Your Name follows a teenage boy, Elio, played by Timothée Chalamet, over the summer of 1983.  Elio is living with his parents in the northern Italy countryside.  His father is an archaeology professor and brings on graduate students each year to assist him in his research.  When Oliver, played by Armie Hammer, arrives at

Cloverfield (2008)

The concept behind this movie is one that sounds good on paper, but to fully capture that idea leads to unforeseen problems.  The decision to take the "handy-cam" approach to fully immerse the viewer into the moment can be compelling and also disorienting to the point of exhaustion.  If you exclude the scenes where the