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Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: This hilarious, yet thought provoking masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick, epitomizes the genre of Black Comedy. Peter Sellers plays multiple roles to perfection. With lines like "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room," cold war tension was never so amusing.
It's a Wonderful Life Frank Capra was derided by many critics and moviegoers for his idealized view of America and feel-good endings. Those are probably the traits I love most in this film. Jimmy Stewart is exceptional in portraying the life of a selfless person & the impact of his life on others.
Roman Holiday This is the first Audrey Hepburn picture I ever saw , and it remains my favorite of her many films. I was immediately captivated by her beauty and aura of class. She plays a princess on a visit to Rome who is taken on a whirlwind tour of the city by a reporter (Gregory Peck) while the royal family tries to discover her whereabouts.
Vertigo My favorite Hitchcock film is about a man suffering from a fear of heights who saves a woman from drowning in the San Fransisco Bay and the adventures which follow. The lush Bernard Hermann score sets the tone for suspense and intrigue.
The Philadelphia Story A terrific movie with Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart in the leading roles. Kate plays a wealthy, somewhat spoiled woman who has recently separated from her husband, Cary Grant. Tabloid newspaper reporter Stewart is sent to cover the story. The dialogue is acerbic and rapid-paced and still seems fresh after decades have passed.
All About Eve Sit back and enjoy the perfect casting of Bette Davis as an aging star of the stage who becomes suspicious of her young protege (with good reason). I can't help but smile as she delivers some of the sharpest, acidic dialogue in movie history. Bette could not have played this role better.
Platoon Oliver Stone's realistic portrayal of the Vietnam Conflict as seen by young foot soldiers. The use of Samuel Barber's emotive Adagio for Strings at one key point in the movie is extremely touching. The gloss and glory of battle is stripped away in this extremely sobering movie.
Defending Your Life Albert Brooks dies and proceeds to the hereafter, only to find that his actions on earth while he was alive were not always optimal. Meryl Streep plays a woman whose life isn't scrutinized quite so carefully. Terrific dialogue, an interesting plot, and good performances elevate this comedy.
Sling Blade Billy Bob Thornton writes, directs and gives an unbelievable peformance as a man who has been released from a mental hospital after many years of confinement. He doesn't really want to venture out into the real world, but the "system" no longer sees any benefit in keeping him inside. The movie follows this mentally disabled person's progress as he tries to cope with life in a small town. John Ritter and Dwight Yoakam give great performances as well.
The Usual Suspects Great performances in an ensemble cast which includes notables Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, and Chazz Palminteri help to make this movie into a modern mystery classic. The viewer is drawn into a very complex tale of deceit and betrayal. The tale is enhanced by clever editing which reveals the story in a non-linear fashion. An unexpected plot twist serves as the capstone to this riveting movie.


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Survivor It's with a certain amount of embarrassment that I admit to liking Survivor. It's a shame that scheming, plotting and backstabbing have become the preferred way of winning. That part of the show is a little off-putting, but it's made up for by the presense of genuinely likeable people such as Rodger and Elisabeth from the Australia Season. There are even bizarre people like Greg from the first season may wish to consider Prozac if they haven't already. If you've skipped it so far, you are missing a show that is not really "real," but it is undoubtedly entertaining.