It’s A Wonderful Life (1945)

Singin’ In The Rain is the best musical, Casablanca is the greatest love story, Vertigo is the best thriller, Bringing Up Baby is the best screwball comedy, Double Indemnity and Out of the Past are the tops in film noir, Chinatown is the best modern film noir, Tokyo Story is the finest non-English-language movie, Annie […]

You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

Okay, I know I said that I’m not a big fan of director Frank Capra. However, I did say that I do like several of his movies. You Can’t Take It With You (1938) is one of them. One thing that probably attracts me to this best picture and director Oscar winner is the source […]

Capra Corn

I’m not really a big Frank Capra fan. Earnestness is typically the biggest turn-off for me when it comes to entertainment. This goes for movies, as well as TV and music. (For instance, I should have liked the West Wing, but I could never get through an episode. It seemed so calculated.) Well, anything called “Capraesqe,” […]