Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) – Frank Capra

DK Canada brings me this Frank Capra classic from its What Else to Watch list following its recommendation of It’s A Wonderful Life. THIS movie makes me regret the fact that schools, as a rule, no longer have civics classes. It needs to be seen, as it shows the good and the bad of democracy,…

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Frank Capra

  It’s the middle of summer, so what better time to take a look at a holiday classic as I dive into the Family genre of the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Holiday film or not this one is undeniably a classic, and James Stewart is simply perfection as George Bailey, a…

Romantic Movies for Valentines Day

  So it’s Valentine’s Day. You and your sweetie have had a romantic dinner, or a nice walk (pleasant and warm even with the chill in the air), arm in arm, hand in hand, you decide to go back to the apartment and have a cuddle while watching a romantic movie that isn’t overly sappy……

It Happened One Night (1934) – Frank Capra

  Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert spark in this romantic comedy that is one of the recommendations from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film title Bringing Up Baby. Capra has crafted a delightful film, and though somethings are a little dated and down right wrong, like the insinuation that sometimes a woman just needs…

The Thin Man (1934) – W.S. Van Dyke

  Dashiell Hammett’s novel is brought to life for viewing in the first recommendation for Bringing Up Baby, in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This one, sadly, leaves me kind of divided. Nick (William Powell) and Nora Charles (Myrna Loy) are a highly enjoyable couple with a fun dog named Asta,…

The Strong Man (1926) – Frank Capra

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book recommended a couple of titles to go along with The General, I’ve already seen one of them and reviewed it, Safety Last, so I settled in for the next one, this little gem from Frank Capra and starring Harry Langdon. Langdon stars as Paul Bergot,…