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Annie (1982)

The 1980s which was a decade that really didn’t deliver much in the way of film musicals, especially integrated ones like ANNIE. There were plenty of diagetic musicals and jukebox musicals and musical biopics during the decade, but the traditional integrated musical was not really

Return to Oz (1985)

Return to Oz is a strange film. It’s a strange film given what would now be accepted as a children’s film. It’s a strange film for a Disney film. And it’s a strange film to follow the overwhelming cultural legacy of MGM’s 1939 Wizard of

Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

Welcome to the latest screening in Cinemaniacs’ current season of underrated films about troubled youth. Tonight, I am pleased and proud to introduce a film that I have been a champion of for nearly 40 years, and one which I imagine will always have its