Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)

March 5, 2010

You fight for the lost causes harder than any other.
Jimmy Stewart plays Jefferson Smith, selected as a stooge to be a temporary Senator for an unnamed state, so that Jim Taylor (Edward Arnold) can get his dam plan through. Smith, though, is an innocent with a pure belief in the principles of [...]

His Girl Friday (1940)

You’re wonderful, in a loathsome sort of way.
Our second Cary Grant film, this Howard Hawks-directed comedy from 1940 sees him starring as the cynical and manipulative newspaper editor Walter Burns opposite Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson, ex-reporter and ex-wife. Hildy brings her new fiancee to the newspaper, to show him off [...]

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

February 25, 2010

…We rob banks.
I’d not seen this before, or heard very much about it. It’s clear to me now that this was an error. This is a movie that takes a true story, and then takes fairly great liberties with it, not to make it “more cinematic” or for commercial concerns, but because [...]