ALL-TIME BOX OFFICE (by dollars) The charts below show the top ten movies of  All-Time Box Office, as they would have been calculated at the end of each calendar year. The dollar amounts are for domestic gross only. (U.S. and Canada) Many high-ranking films have been released multiple times over the past century, and the [...]

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler aka Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922) dir. Fritz Lang Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse aka The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) dir. Fritz Lang It is impossible to see any movie made during Weimar Republic Germany outside the lens of the rise of Nazism. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, released in [...]

Scarface (1932) - dir. Howard Hawks The Hays Code wasn't technically in effect when Scarface was released, but the tide of censorship was rising.  Hawks stayed close to the line of acceptability, but he was always on the side that would allow him to show his picture. Perhaps no part of the Hays Code had more effect on the [...]
The Wrong Man

The Wrong Man (1956) dir. Alfred Hitchcock On January 14, 1953, Christopher Emannuel Balestrero was arrested for a crime he did not commit.  In 1956, Alfred Hitchcock made a film about it. For this movie, Hitchcock toned down his usual style in favor of a documentary feel.  His fidelity to the actual facts of the case [...]