How ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ Tackled Its Star’s Fading Career
Sequel was a self-aware meta-commentary on Burt Reynolds' time as a leading man coming to an end.
How ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ Resurrected the James Bond Franchise
The 1977 movie spent money to make money, relying on a bigger budget to reignite audience fascination with the British super-spy.
How ‘Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey’ Became a Most Excellent Sequel
The ridiculousness of the second movie is matched by its entertainment value.
45 Years Ago: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Changes Comedy Forever
The British comedy troupe's absurdist influence continues to this day.
50 Years Ago: ‘Airport’ Kicks Off Disaster Movie Genre
Storm-stranded planes, a desperate man with a bomb and cheating spouses figure into the film that launched a thousand sequels and imitators.
50 Years Ago: ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ Says Goodbye to the Old West
George Roy Hill's film helped define the modern Western.
50 Years Ago: ‘Easy Rider’ Becomes a Revolution on Wheels
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper's 'Easy Rider' was a watershed moment for filmmakers looking to forge a new path.