The AFI Top 100 Films: The Best Years of Our Lives (#37)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Starring Frederic March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell and Teresa Wright Written by Robert E. Sherwood (screenplay) and MacKinlay Kantor (novel) Directed by William Wyler This is a great surprise for a number of reasons. Unlike most of the other films on the Top 100 list, I … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: The Best Years of Our Lives (#37)

The AFI Top 100 Films: Double Indemnity (#38)

Double Indemnity (1944) Starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson Written by Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler Directed by Billy Wilder Holy cats, do the two main characters in this movie do terrible things. That's actually what makes it so fascinating -- this is a film noir that's actually more Fargo than The … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: Double Indemnity (#38)

The AFI Top 100 Films: Doctor Zhivago (#39)

Doctor Zhivago (1965) Starring Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin and Rod Steiger Written by Boris Pasternak (novel) and Robert Bolt (screenplay) Directed by David Lean After watching Doctor Zhivago, I found it easy to imagine why people were freaked out about communism. The movie, adapted from the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak, details the … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: Doctor Zhivago (#39)