The Cinema Cafe

Serving Cinema's Tastiest Treasures

The following are films recommended and/or reviewed at the Cinema Cafe. All of the entries are authored by Arthur Grant unless noted with a guest contributor's initials.

The rating system, applicable only to post-2000 films, is primarily designed to provide readers with a fun and easy way of (hopefully) choosing a more pleasurable movie-going experience.


The Ratings

1 chest: Definitely worth missing
2 chests: Okay to kill some time
3 chests: Not a complete success, but rewarding
4 chests: Well crafted, creative and memorable
5 chests: A real treasure, deep, profound and original


12 Years a Slave

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Soundtrack)
About Schmidt
Ace in the Hole
Ace in the Hole (Soundtrack)
Across the Bridge
Airport (Soundtrack)
America: From Hitler to M-X
Amor Bandido (Beloved Lover)
Anatomy of a Murder
Angry Birds Movie, The (R.N.B.)
Arrival (2016) (R.N.B.)
Ascent, The (Voskhoz hdenie)
Asphalt Jungle, The
Aviator’s Wife, The (La femme de l’aviateur)

BFG, The (R.N.B.)
Baby the Rain Must Fall (Soundtrack)
Bad Day at Black Rock
Bad Moms (R.N.B.)
Batman: The Killing Joke (R.N.B.)
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (R.N.B.)
Battle of Algiers, The (La battaglia di Algeri)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) (R.N.B.)
Bedford Incident, The
Before I Fall (R.N.B.)
Belko Experiment, The (R.N.B.)
Ben-Hur (2016) (R.N.B.)
Best Years of Our Lives, The (Music)
Bicycle Thieves (The Bicycle Thief) (Ladri di biciclette)
Big Business (1929)
Big Risk, The (Classe tous risques)
Big Sleep, The (1946)
Bitter Harvest (R.N.B.)
Black Book (Zwartboek)
Black Rain (Kuroi ame)
Black Tuesday
Blade Runner
Blair Witch (R.N.B.)
Blonde Crazy
Bloodline (Soundtrack)
Blue Jasmine
Blue Velvet
Body Heat (Soundtrack)
Bonnie and Clyde
Boss, The (R.N.B.)
Boy (Shonen)
Breaking Bad (Television)
Bridge of Spies (R.N.B.)
Brief Encounter
Bringing Up Baby
Brotherhood, The (Main Titles)
Buddies in India (R.N.B.)
Bullitt (Soundtrack)
Busco novio para mi mujer (Seeking Boyfriend for My Wife) (R.N.B.)
Bye Bye Man, The (R.N.B.)

Captain America: Civil War (R.N.B.)
Caretakers, The (Soundtrack)
Carpetbaggers, The (Soundtrack)
Cash on Demand
Castle of Purity, The (El castillo de la pureza)
Central Intelligence (R.N.B.)
Charley Varrick
Children of Paradise (Les enfants du paradis)
CHiPS (2017) (R.N.B.)
Circle, The (2017) (R.N.B.)
Citizen Kane
Cleopatra (1963)
Cleopatra (1963) (Music)
Cleopatra (1963) (Soundtrack)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Soundtrack)
Collide (2017) (R.N.B.)
Colorado Territory (1949)
Conan the Barbarian (Soundtrack)
Concussion (R.N.B.)
Conflict (1945)
Contempt (Le mépris)
Cook Up a Storm (R.N.B.)
Creed (R.N.B.)
Crime Wave
Criminal (R.N.B.)
Criss Cross
Cry Danger
Cure for Wellness, A (R.N.B.)

D.O.A. (1950)
Daddy's Home (R.N.B.)
Dark Hazard
Dark Passage
Darkness, The (R.N.B.)
Dead of Night
Deadpool (R.N.B.)
Death Note (Death Note: Desu nôto)
Death Note II: The Last Name (Desu nôto: The last name)
Deep End
Demolition (R.N.B.)
Desert Fury
Desert Fury (Soundtrack)
Desperate Hours, The (Soundtrack)
Devil's Doorway
Diamonds of the Night (Démanty noci)
Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campange)
Die Hard (Soundtrack)
Dirty Carnival, A (Biyeolhan geori)
Dirty Harry
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Dog's Purpose, A (R.N.B.)
Don't Breathe (2016) (R.N.B.)
Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity (Soundtrack)
Dressmaker, The (R.N.B.)
Duckweed (R.N.B.)
Dunkirk (2017)

Eddie the Eagle (R.N.B.)
El: This Strange Passion
Everybody Loves Somebody (R.N.B.)
Eye in the Sky (R.N.B.)
Eyes Without a Face (Les yeux sans visage)

Fastest Gun Alive, The
Fences (2016) R.N.B.
Fifth Seal, The (Az ötödik pecsét)
Finding Dory (R.N.B.)
Fire Within, The (Le Fue Follet)
Fist Fight (2017) R.N.B.
Flim-Flam Man, The
Florence Foster Jenkins (R.N.B.)
Footlight Parade
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Soundtrack)
Forbidden Games (Jeux interdits)
Forever Mary (Mery per sempre)
Four Nights of a Dreamer (Quatre nuits d'un rêveur)
Fourth Protocol, The (Soundtrack)
Framed (1947)
Freaks (1932)
Free State of Jones (R.N.B.)
Freebie and the Bean
French Connection, The (Soundtrack)
French Connection II, The (Soundtrack)
Friends of Eddie Coyle, The

Game, The (1997)
Gangster, The
Get Out (2017) (R.N.B.)
Getaway, The (1972)
Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The (1947)
Ghostbusters (2016) (R.N.B.)
Girl with All the Gifts, The (R.N.B.)
Gods of Egypt (R.N.B.)
Gold Diggers of 1933
Gone Girl
Good Dinosaur, The (R.N.B.)
Goodnight My Love
Goosebumps (R.N.B.)
Great Gatsby, The (1949)
Great Wall, The (2017) (R.N.B.)
Gun Crazy (1950)
Gunman's Walk
Guys and Dolls

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) (R.N.B.)
Harakiri (Seppuku)
Hardcore Henry (R.N.B.)
Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The
Heat (1995)
Heiress, The (Soundtrack)
Hell or High Water (R.N.B.)
Hello, My Name is Doris (R.N.B.)
Hidden Figures (2016) (R.N.B.)
High Noon
Hill, The
Holy Mountain, The
Hotel (1967)
Hotel Pacific (Zaklete rewiry)
How to Be Single (R.N.B.)
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, The (R.N.B.)
Hunter in the Dark (Yami no Karyudo)

I am Jane Doe (R.N.B.)
I Walk Alone (Soundtrack)
Ikiru (To Live)
In a Lonely Place
In Harm's Way (Soundtrack)
In the Heart of the Sea (R.N.B.)
Independence Day: Resurgence (R.N.B.)
Infiltrator, The (R.N.B.)
Innocents, The (1961)
Into the Wild (2007)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (Soundtrack)
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto)
Invitation, The (L'invitation)
Ipcress File, The
It All Starts Today (Ça commence aujourd'hui)
It's a Gift (1934)

Jackie (2016) (R.N.B.)
Jason Bourne (2016) (R.N.B)
Jaws (Soundtrack)
Jeopardy (1953)
Jindua (R.N.B.)
John Wick: Chapter 2 (R.N.B.)
Joy (R.N.B.)
Jungle Book, The (2016) (R.N.B.)

Keanu (R.N.B.)
Kedi (R.N.B.)
Killing, The
Kind Lady (1951)
King Kong (1933) (Music)
Kong: Skull Island (2017) (R.N.B.)
Kubo & the Two Strings (R.N.B.)
Kung Fu Yoga (R.N.B.)

L'Avventura (The Adventure)
La La Land (2016) (R.N.B.)
Lacemaker, The (La dentellière)
Lady from Shanghai, The
Landlord, The
Last Starfighter, The (Soundtrack)
Last Word, The (2017) (R.N.B.)
Le Crabe Tambour
Learning Tree, The
Legend of Tarzan, The (R.N.B.)
Lego Batman Movie, The (R.N.B.)
Let it Ride
Letters, The (R.N.B.)
Life (2017) (R.N.B.)
Lighthorsemen, The (Soundtrack)
Lights Out (R.N.B.)
Lineup, The
Lion (2016) (R.N.B.)
List of Adrian Messenger, The (Soundtrack)
Lobster, The (R.N.B.)
Locket, The
Logan (R.N.B.)
London Has Fallen (R.N.B.)
Long Goodbye, The
Lost Weekend, The
Lost Weekend, The (Music)
Lost Weekend, The (Soundtrack)
Love & Friendship (R.N.B.)
Love the Coopers (R.N.B.)

Mad Max: Fury Road
Madchen in Uniform (Maedchen in Uniform) (1931)
Magnificent Seven, The (2016) (R.N.B.)
Man from Laramie, The
Man of the West
Manchester by the Sea (2016) (R.N.B.)
Marathon Man
Marathon Man (Soundtrack)
Martian, The (R.N.B.)
Matrimony, The (Xin zhong you gui)
Matt and Dave Need Wedding Dates (R.N.B.)
Meet the Blacks (R.N.B.)
Men in War
Mermaid, The (R.N.B.)
Moana (2016) (R.N.B.)
Money Monster (R.N.B.)
Monkey Business (1931)
Monkey on My Back
Monster Trucks (R.N.B.)
Moonlight (2016) (R.N.B.)
Morgan (R.N.B.)
Music Lovers, The
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (R.N.B.)
My Ex and Whys (R.N.B.)
My Life as a Zucchini (Mi Vie de Courgette) (R.N.B.)
Mystery Street

Narrow Margin, The (1952)
Nerve (2016) (R.N.B.)
Never Take Candy from a Stranger
Niagara (1953)
Nice Guys, The (R.N.B.)
Night of the Hunter, The
Nine Lives (2016) (R.N.B.)
No Man of Her Own
No Way to Treat a Lady
North by Northwest (Soundtrack)
Now Voyager
Now You See Me 2 (R.N.B.)

Ocean Men: Extreme Dive
Old Dark House, The (1932)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On the Waterfront (Soundtrack)
Once Upon a Time in the West
Once Upon a Time in the West (Main Titles)
One-Eyed Jacks
One-Eyed Jacks (Soundtrack)
One Froggy Evening
Orders to Kill
Ottoman Lieutenant, The (R.N.B.)
Out of the Past
Outside Man, The

Parallax View, The (Soundtrack)
Party, The
Pearl, The (La perla)
Personal Shopper (R.N.B.)
Pete's Dragon (2016) (R.N.B.)
Point Blank (1967)
Police Python 357
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (R.N.B.)
Possessed (1947)
Predator (Soundtrack)
Private Hell 36
Prowler, The (1951)
Psycho (1960)
Purge, The: Election Year (R.N.B.)
Pushover (1954)
Putney Swope

Ratchet & Clank (R.N.B.)
Ray Donovan (Television)
Red Pony, The (1949) (Soundtrack)
Red River
Red Turtle, The (La Tortue Rouge) (2016) (R.N.B.)
Reflections in a Golden Eye
Remember the Night
Return to Oz (Soundtrack)
Ride in the Whirlwind
Ride the High Country
Rings (2017) (R.N.B.)
Rock Dog (2017) (R.N.B.)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) (R.N.B.)
Roman Holiday

St. Valentine's Day Massacre, The
Salesman, The (Forusande) (2016) (R.N.B.)
Samurai Rebellion (Rebellion) (Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu)
Sausage Party (R.N.B.)
Scandal Sheet
Scarlet Hour, The (Soundtrack)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Searchers, The
Secret Life of Pets, The (R.N.B.)
Seedling, The (Ankur)
Sense of an Ending, The (2017) (R.N.B.)
Seventh Victim, The
Shack, The (2017) (R.N.B.)
Shallows, The (R.N.B.)
Shawshank Redemption, The (Soundtrack)
Shop Around the Corner, The
Singin' in the Rain
Sisters (2015) (R.N.B.)
Sleepless (2017) (R.N.B.)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende)
Song to Song (R.N.B.)
Sons of Katie Elder, The (Soundtrack)
Sorry, Wrong Number (Soundtrack)
Space Between Us, The (2017) (R.N.B.)
Spartacus (Soundtrack)
Special Section (Section spéciale)
Split (2017) (R.N.B.)
Split Image
Split Second (1953)
Star Trek Beyond (R.N.B.)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Soundtrack)
Starship Troopers (Soundtrack)
Steel Trap, The
Straight Time
Strange Cargo
Stranger, The (Lo straniero) (1967)
Stranger on the Third Floor
Suicide Squad (R.N.B.)
Sullivan's Travels
Sully (R.N.B.)
Swimmer, The

T2 Trainspotting (2017) (R.N.B.)
Table 19 (2017) (R.N.B.)
Tale of Love & Darkness, A (R.N.B.)
Tall T, The
Tall Target, The
Taxi Driver
Ten Commandments, The (1956) (Soundtrack)
Tension (1949)
Their Finest (2017) (R.N.B.)
Them! (1954)
They Won't Believe Me
Time of Destiny, A (Soundtrack)
Times of Harvey Milk, The
Titicut Follies
To Kill a Mockingbird (Soundtrack)
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
Toni Erdmann (2016) (R.N.B.)
Too Late for Tears
Touch of Evil (Main Titles)
Train, The
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
Triple 9 (R.N.B.)
Troy (Soundtrack)
True Confessions
True Grit (Soundtrack)
Try and Get Me! (The Sound of Fury)

Umberto D.
Under Fire (Soundtrack)
Unforgettable (Soundtrack)
Union Station (Soundtrack)
United Kingdom, A (2017) (R.N.B.)
Unsuspected, The
Untouchables, The (Soundtrack)

Village of the Damned (1960)

Walk on the Wild Side (Soundtrack)
Walkabout (Soundtrack)
Wake in Fright
Warcraft (R.N.B.)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki)
When the Bough Breaks (R.N.B.)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (R.N.B.)
White Heat
Wild Bunch, The
Wild Bunch, The (Soundtrack)
Wild Life, The (R.N.B.)
Witch, The (R.N.B.)
Wyatt Earp (Soundtrack)

X-Men: Apocalypse (R.N.B.)

You're Killing Me, Susana (Me Estás Matando, Susana) (R.N.B.)
Young Sherlock Holmes (Soundtrack)
Your Three Minutes Are Up!

Zookeeper's Wife, The (R.N.B.)
Zootopia (R.N.B.)