Articles by Robert Gelpi

The Americanization Of Emily

July 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

"The first dead man on Omaha beach must be a sailor", Admiral William Jessup (Melvyn Douglas) says with the unmistakable self-assurance that could only come from a very sick mind. You see, the Admiral has a few loose screws but that has not [...]

The Driver

July 6, 2005 // 0 Comments

Nowadays, it is hard to understand that throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, director Walter Hill was considered one of the most original, talented American directors. An action-junkies’ darling and a venerated figure among film cultists, Hill was [...]

Free Willy: 10th Anniversary Edition

February 18, 2005 // 0 Comments

It is hard to believe how fast kids are forced to grow up nowadays. I remember a time when pre-teens were anxious for the next Disney movie to come out. Those days are over, as most of today’s "family" movies usually contain a more mature [...]

Around The World In 80 Days

February 3, 2005 // 0 Comments

I have always had a lot of affection for "Around the World in 80 Days", although I do recognize that the film could never be considered high art. Nowadays, modern audiences seem to have very little interest in this movie, but as far as I’m [...]