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Today in Movie History: April 2

We have a couple of entries form the same day in 1982 today. Paul Schrader’s Cat People took on the unenviable task of remaking the 1942 horror classic, and created a more sensual and overtly adult take on the same material. Nastassia Kinski stars as a young woman whose heritage may entail a certain feline quality, along with a creepy brother (Malcolm …

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Today in Movie History: February 15

Stagecoach is one of those movies whose influence kind of creeps up on you. Not only did it cement a number of Western conventions that later went on to become clichés (Monument Valley settings, cavalry arriving at the last minute, etc.), but it made a star out of John Wayne and turned director John Ford into Hollywood legend. It also featured …