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The Voice of the Demagogue and American So-Called Democracy
2 Nov 2016 // 8:30 PM
Gabriel Over the White House seriously asks a question that should only be asked as satire or farce: what if the best solution for the US is to have a fascist dictator in charge?
Pixilated: Frank Capra's Columbia Years
22 Jan 2007 // 2:00 PM
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.
Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in 'It's a Wonderful Life'
1 Dec 2016 // 8:30 PM
Exploring the darker core of a Christmas classic reveals just what is so wonderful about life.
'It Happened One Night' Is Graceful and Quick as a Magic Trick
8 Jan 2015 // 8:10 PM
Frank Capra's Oscar-dominating film is still funny, still romantic, and still quite beautiful to look at 80 years later.
White Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life
9 Nov 2009 // 2:58 PM
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.
White Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life
19 Nov 2009 // 11:54 PM
White Christmas: Anniversary Edition - Paramount [$24.99] / It's a Wonderful Life: 2 Disc Collector's Set - Paramount [$29.98]
Seasoned Greetings: White Christmas (1954) and It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
8 Nov 2009 // 8:00 AM
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