Monday, January 22 2007
Capra's films of the '30s are seminal works and cannot be underestimated; their influence on American film has been viral, forever infiltrating the structural and thematic templates of contemporary cinema.
Monday, November 9 2009
While they might be right out of the Saturday Evening Post with their Norman Rockwell-esque moralizing and message, one cannot deny how thoroughly entertaining and iconic they both are.
Sunday, December 2 2007
Contrary to its public image, Frank Capra's greatest film is a dark and turbulent tale of surrender and sacrifice, of human frailty and defeatism, of that proverbial ledge from which hopes and dreams are thrown to the raging waters.
Monday, March 24 2003
Reveals the liberation offered by non-alienating work and examines the matrices between class and gender, as few other films do.
Friday, November 20 2009
White Christmas: Anniversary Edition - Paramount [$24.99] / It's a Wonderful Life: 2 Disc Collector's Set - Paramount [$29.98]
Sunday, November 8 2009
Holiday films earn their place as categorical 'classics' in a couple of significant ways. The first is in the standard language of film itself. They're