I am an incredibly devoted, passionate Monkees fan and even that is a massive understatement. However, what made me a fan of The Monkees in the beginning was not the show or even really the music. Instead, I was captured by the history of this group of guys who had to fight accusations of not being real musicians and try to assert their identity in everything they did. I was fascinated by this television band that went on to create…
This is my first Coen Brothers film (I know, I know!) and I am sold. I have so much I want to say about this, I had to sleep on it before I even attempted it, and I still don’t trust I’m going to hit it all, but we’re giving it a shot.
I watched this anticipating it would complement a very specific mood I was in, and I was absolutely correct. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t always…
“As long as they have sidewalks, you’ll have a job.”
Revisiting this as I get older and more tired, I realize just how relatable Frank McHugh is in this.
This was the first classic film I really loved, long before I actually got into it. It still holds so much magic for me. It’s insanely sharp, relentlessly funny, and consistently magical.
James Cagney is still top of the line for me. I thought he was just the most wonderful thing…