Movies of today are blockbusters in every sense of the word. From grand budgets to all-star casts, even the lower-key films are built to explode into the media cycle. But are they any good? Once the green screens, the emotive pauses, and the set-piece action/tearful scenes are removed, are we left with a good story?
It’s hard to believe that James Stewart was acting in the Frank Capra classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, 75 years ago. The story is as fresh and meaningful today as it was then. Sticking with the Capra/Stewart duet, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is celebrating its 82nd birthday this year. The climactic filibuster scene could be read today on the front page of any national newspaper. These stories were built to last.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
And what of the Charlton Heston classic, Soylent Green? Set in 2022 – just a year from now – the population is being forced to e...
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