The Movies: Season 1 Reviews

September 23, 2020
Downplaying film as art, and scarcely trenchant about its engagement with society and politics, however, this chronicle errs on the side of dutiful. Enthusiasm gets you only so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2019
It's a true delight to listen to Steven Spielberg describe Raging Bull as "a boxing movie for people who don't like boxing movies".
July 6, 2019
Film buffs won't learn anything new by going to "The Movies," but it's sort of remarkable how the producers squeeze in so many clips during the two-hour premiere on the '80s, with time left over for commentary from marquee names.
July 6, 2019
If the goal of this six-part series is to stimulate fond memories of moviegoing from years gone by, in a roughly decade-by-decade approach, it has already worked its magic on me.
July 6, 2019
Even if your personal favorites are among them, it is a moronic fanboy's view of movie history.
July 6, 2019
There's no way that even a six-part series like this could make all the movie people happy. So, instead, CNN decided to irritate them.
July 2, 2019
It delivers old information with some fresh perspective, and it really is nice to see this particular producing team tackle a subject that was so egregiously passed over during the last five years.