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‘Cool Hand Luke’: THR’s 1967 Review

On Nov. 1, 1967, Warner Bros. unveiled director Stuart Rosenberg's prison drama Cool Hand Luke, starring Paul Newman, in theaters. The film went on to be nominated for four Oscars at the 40th Academy Awards, winning one in the supporting actor category for George Kennedy. The Hollywood Reporter's original review, headlined "Rosenberg's Megging on Pic […]

‘The Italian Job’: THR’s 1969 Review

On Sept. 3, 1969, Michael Caine’s heist film The Italian Job made its way stateside to theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review, headlined “‘Bullitt Style End Gives ‘Italian Job’ Hefty Boost,” is below. Director Peter Collinson’s fourth film, The Italian Job, may at last reward Paramount’s extended investment of confidence with a popular success. The film […]

‘Easy Rider’: THR’s 1969 Review

On July 14, 1969, Columbia brought Peter Fonda’s Easy Rider to the big screen at the Beekman in New York. The film went on to be nominated for two Oscars at the 42nd Academy Awards, for Jack Nicholson’s supporting role and for the screenplay. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  After years of pandering, […]

‘The Out-of-Towners’: THR’s 1970 Review

On May 28, 1970, Paramount unveiled the Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis comedy The Out-of-Towners in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. Inevitably, Neil Simon will flop on his toches, but more and more, it appears less and less likely to happen in our lifetime. What he has done before, with Barefoot in […]

‘M*A*S*H’: THR’s 1970 Review

On Jan. 25, 1970, Robert Altman’s R-rated M*A*S*H premiered in New York, breaking a single-day house record at the time for the Baronet Theatre with $6,660 in receipts. The film earned five nominations at the 43rd Academy Awards, winning one for its screenplay. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. M*A*S*H, Ingo Preminger’s debut production […]

‘In the Heat of the Night’: THR’s 1967 Review

On August 2, 1967, In the Heat of the Night, starring Sidney Poitier, opened in theaters in New York. The film would go on to win five Oscars at the 40th Academy Awards, including best picture. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  In the Heat of the Night, a Norman Jewison-Walter Mirisch production for Mirisch Corp., […]

‘The Thomas Crown Affair’: THR’s 1968 Review

On June 26, 1968, Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway’s heist film The Thomas Crown Affair hit theaters, touting itself with a tagline of “A thrill-a-minute deal for a million dollars!” The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. Like Richard Lester and Tex Avery, Norman Jewison continues to prove himself among the most facile and appropriative […]

‘Planet of the Apes’: THR’s 1968 Review

On March 27, 1968, Fox brought Planet of the Apes to Los Angeles for its opening day at the Beverly Theatre, where moviegoers lined up "around the block" and grosses "smashed all opening day marks" at the location. The Hollywood Reporter's original film review is below:  By its appeal to both the imagination and the […]

‘Bullitt’: THR’s 1968 Review

On Oct. 17, 1968, Steve McQueen roared into theaters with Bullitt, a car-chase-filled actioner that nabbed two Oscar nominations at the 41st Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. Bullitt is at this moment what a respectable little film like Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing eventually becomes only in retrospect of memory. It is simply one of […]

‘Bonnie and Clyde’: THR’s 1967 Review

On August 4, 1967, a Warren Beatty film described by one critic as “part black comedy and part elegy,” held its premiere. Bonnie and Clyde went on to be nominated for 10 Academy Awards and claimed two wins. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  With the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts release of Bonnie and Clyde, Warren […]

‘The Graduate’: THR’s 1967 Review

On Dec. 21, 1967, Mike Nichols unveiled The Graduate in theaters, launching the career of Dustin Hoffman. The film was nominated for seven Oscars at the 40th Academy Awards, and won one in the directing category. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of the film is below:  The Mike Nichols-Lawrence Turnman production of Charles Webb’s The Graduate, […]

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: THR’s 1968 Review

On April 2, 1968, a sci-fi epic premiered in Washington D.C., paving the way for decades of projects to follow in the footsteps of the title, 2001: A Space Odyssey. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below, which was headlined “Kubrick’s ‘Space Odyssey’ One of MGM’s All-Time Hits.” Washington D.C. — Founded in meticulously researched and […]