The AFI Top 100 Films: It’s a Wonderful Life (#11)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore Written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra (screenplay) and Philip Van Doren Stern (story) Directed by Frank Capra Part of what makes It's a Wonderful Life such an indelible movie is its inextricable tie to Christmas and the mood we all … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: It’s a Wonderful Life (#11)

The AFI Top 100 Films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (#29)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Claude Rains Written by Sidney Buchman (screenplay) and Lewis R. Foster (story) Directed by Frank Capra The big surprise with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is how relevant it seems today. This is a movie that's nearly 75 years old, and it's talking … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (#29)

The AFI Top 100 Films: Rear Window (#42)

Rear Window (1954) Starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by John Michael Hayes (screenplay) and Cornell Woolrich (short story) There is so much that impressed me about this movie that it's difficult to know where to begin. This was the second of four collaborations between director Alfred Hitchcock and star … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: Rear Window (#42)

The AFI Top 100 Films: The Philadelphia Story (#51)

The Philadelphia Story (1940) Starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart Directed by George Cukor Written by Donald Ogden Stewart (screenplay) and Phillip Barry (original play) In the very first scene of The Philadelphia Story, we see wealthy socialite CK Dexter Haven (Grant) packing his bags into his trunk angrily. His wife Tracy Lord … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: The Philadelphia Story (#51)