AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Directed by Frank Capra Netflix says... When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings--qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who helps … Continue reading AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

AFI #28 – All About Eve

All About Eve 1950 Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Netflix says... Writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz's sharp script anchors this story about New York City theater life, with Bette Davis playing an aging Broadway diva who employs a starstruck fan (Anne Baxter) as her assistant, only to learn the woman is a conniving upstart. The now-classic … Continue reading AFI #28 – All About Eve

AFI #33 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Directed by Milos Forman Netflix says... While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Ratched. Milos Forman's masterpiece won all five major Oscars. This is one I've never seen … Continue reading AFI #33 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

And the Oscar Goes 2…

Last year, I did a blog post about the Oscars titled, "And the Oscar Goes to..." This is the sequel. As I did last year, I'll list the categories with my picks. I can promise I'll be staying up to watch the whole thing. Because I've got a wicked cold and this thing is kicking … Continue reading And the Oscar Goes 2…

AFI #47 – A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Directed by Elia Kazan Netflix says... After losing the family plantation to creditors, aging Southern belle Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) travels to New Orleans seeking solace in her sister, Stella (Kim Hunger). Instead, she goes toe-to-toe with Stella's brute of a husband, Stanley (Marlon Brando). Leigh, Hunter and Karl Malden … Continue reading AFI #47 – A Streetcar Named Desire

And the Oscar Goes to…

I'm not able to watch the 88th Academy Awards tonight. I know, tragic, right? So I'm going to post my picks right here. And then, later, once I find out who got what, I will update to see how well I did. Last few years, I haven't done so hot with my picks. I'm happy … Continue reading And the Oscar Goes to…

6 Reasons Why I Should Host the Academy Awards

Well, last night was the Oscars. I'm not sure I have a lot to say about the telecast, other than I was less than impressed. Now, I think should explain that I've generally considered myself of Neil Patrick Harris in the past. How I Met Your Mother will go down in history as one of … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why I Should Host the Academy Awards