Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gran Torino

I realize this is actually a new release, but I believe it will one day be remembered as a classic. I just saw this film on a long plane home from Europe. It was absolutely incredible! I really did not know much about it beforehand, but I think it is proof of why Clint Eastwood is an amazing actor/director/artist. What a touching, gripping achievement in film.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


While some have found it mildly disturbing that Audrey Hepburn is constantly paired with much older men, I think there is something refreshing about Sabrina. First of all, I am a sucker for William Holden. He has a charm that is all his own, and I have never seen another actor like him. I am not as big a fan of Humphrey Bogart as the rest of the world seems to be, but he does always do a spectacular job in his roles. This film is about a young girl who has always been madly in love with the popular son of a rich family for whom her father works. The older, more serious and calculating brother perceives Sabrina (Hepburn) as a problem, and formulates a plan to keep her from his younger, more impressionable brother. But things do not go as planned...

Saturday, May 2, 2009


After a quick weekend away to Scotland, I fondly remembered I had yet to mention Brigadoon in this blog. This movie is fairly ridiculous, but there are some really great dancing scenes. Gene Kelly always delivers in fine fashion. I would recommend this film to anyone that likes kilts and magic!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Rear Window

A Streetcar Named Desire

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