When East Meets West, the Champion remains standing… oops, sorry. That’s Rocky IV. This time around, it’s less about boxing and more about bridging the cultural and political divide to track down one of the Soviet Union’s most dangerous criminals who is loose on the streets of Chicago. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi star in RED HEAT.
We start our month of “cop” movies off with the controversial look into the gang neighborhoods of Los Angeles in Dennis Hopper’s COLORS.
The divide between East and West is meaningless when you’re an angel. You can come and go, observing humanity throughout the course of eternity… until the day you decide you want to become one of them. This one is the classic German film of an angel who decides to give up eternity for a chance at love and humanity: Wings of Desire (Der Himmel über Berlin).
Victor Laszlo believes in freedom. Ilsa believes in Victor. Rick believed in his love for Ilsa. We wanted to believe that Rick and Ilsa didn’t “get together” in that one scene because it just makes other conversations awkward later. Mostly, though, we want you to believe that the hype is real. Casablanca is one of the greatest movies ever made and we celebrate its 75th anniversary by taking a look back at this classic cinematic masterpiece.