The Lure {Córki dancingu} (2015)

The Lure {Córki dancingu} (2015)

Silver (Marta Mazurek) and Golden (Michalina Olszanska), a pair of mermaids, seduce the members of a band to introduce them to human culture. Getting legs when they are dry helps them move around. With their stunning singing voices and their reappearing tails when they get wet, the two win over crowds as part of a

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

High schooler Anna (Ella Hunt) is in a dark place after the death of her mother, being dumped by her asshole boyfriend Nick (Ben Wiggins), and attending a school presided over by a near psycho teacher (Paul Kaye). She just wants to escape her small Scottish village. Her ennui is interrupted by the zombie apocalypse.

My Fair Lady (1964)

My Fair Lady (1964)

Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), on a bet with Colonel Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), takes in flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) with the intention of teaching her proper English such that she could pass as a high class lady. My Fair Lady is a nice film, a pleasant viewing experience. That sounds like I’m damning

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Joe Brady (Gene Kelly) is a wolfish sailor on leave, anxious to hook up with a girl he knows. Clarence Doolittle (Frank Sinatra) is his inexperienced friend who wants Joe to find him a girl. They are dragged in by the police to help deal with a lost child who is running away to join

It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)

It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)

Three service men, Ted Riley (Gene Kelly), Doug Hallerton (Dan Dailey), and Angie Valentine (Michael Kidd), discharged from the army in 1945, pledge to meet in ten years to prove that they will still be friends. In the intervening years, Riley ends up mixing into the seedier side of New York and manages a crooked

Words and Music (1948)

Words and Music (1948)

Lyricist Lorenz Hart (Mickey Rooney) was deeply, tragically upset about being short, which is a little odd since he was actually an alcoholic homosexual, but since no one was either of those things in 1940s cinema, it’s being short that bothered him. He teams up with the composer Richard Rodgers (Tom Drake), who is too

Summer Stock (1950)

Summer Stock (1950)

Jane Falbury (Judy Garland) is trying to make a go of her failing farm while mostly ignoring her wealthy longtime fiancé, Orville (Eddie Braken), when her flighty actress sister (Gloria DeHaven) shows up with an acting troop that includes Joe D. Ross (Gene Kelly) and sidekick Herb (Phil Silvers). Joe is under the impression that

The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

In the seaside town of Rochefort, love and romance swirls around the inhabitants and visitors over a long weekend. Yvonne Garnier (Danielle Darrieux) runs the café in the central square. Her twin daughters Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) and Solange (Françoise Dorléac—Deneuve’s real life sister) teach dance to children but want something more, which they hope to

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

Window washer J. Pierpont Finch (Robert Morse) finds the self help book, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” at a magazine stand and decides to use its advice to become a corporate executive in less than a week. Through the help of the guide, plus his own brashness and trickery, he moves quickly

Les Girls (1957)

Les Girls (1957)

Years ago, Joy (Mitzi Gaynor), Sybil (Kay Kendall), and Angèle (Taina Elg) worked as dancers for Berry Nichols (Gene Kelly) in his show, Barry Nichols and Les Girls. Since then Sybil has married Sir Gerald Wren (Leslie Phillips) and written a gossipy book about their past, and Angèle, now married to the rich Pierre Ducros

Oliver! (1968)

Oliver! (1968)

Orphaned Oliver (Mark Lester) escapes his dreary life in the workhouse and as an indentured servant and heads for London. There he meets up with pickpocket The Artful Dodger (Jack Wild) and Fagin (Ron Moody), who runs an army of child-criminals. When his first time on a job goes wrong, Oliver is taken to court,

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Dolly Levi (Barbra Steisand), an elderly widow who for some reason looks twenty-five and stunning, decides to give up her matchmaking career and find herself a match. Her target is wealthy Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau). On her path to getting him, she fixes up the relationships of his niece Ermengarde (Joyce Ames), who she sends