Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

1963’s "Love with the Proper Stranger" was a star-vehicle for Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen, who were trying to make the transition into serious drama. But clearly the studio was hesitant to launch these stars into a completely straight drama, and the result is a movie that is uneven and dramatically shifts tones about halfway through. … Continue reading Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

Serpico (1973)

Adapted from Peter Maas's book, Sidney Lumet's drama portrays the real-life struggle of an honest city cop against a corrupt system. Starring Al Pacino as the titular character, and filmed on location in every borough of New York (except Staten Island), "Serpico" effectively captures the life of a lone cop in New York City during the 1960's and 70's. … Continue reading Serpico (1973)