Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush in the Oscar-winning film by Tom Hooper

Oscar-winner ‘The King’s Speech’ on Max

Colin Firth is the man who would be King George VI and Geoffrey Rush is the eccentric speech therapist who helps the royal overcome his stammer in this based-on-a-true-story drama that won Academy Awards, including best picture, best director Tom Hooper, and best actor Firth.

‘Bicycle Thieves’ – an Italian odyssey on Max and Criterion Channel

Vittorio De Sica directs this classic of life on the streets on Italy in the devastating depression after World War II. It placed in the number 41 spot in the 2022 Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll.

Paul Reubens is Pee-wee Herman in 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure.'

‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ – on the road with Paul Ruebens

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985) is the big screen debut for both the Paul Reubens alter ego Pee-wee Herman, the children’s TV show character he originally created in a live comedy revue, and director Tim Burton, and it was a perfect melding of sensibilities. Pee-wee, the spastic child with a neat, out-of-date preppie suit and a […]