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AFI Recap: #91 – #100

August 3, 2011

91. My Fair Lady (1964) – I will say I enjoyed the linguistic aspect of this movie and found it quite interesting.  I also found both Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrington to be very charming in their roles.  However, there are way, way, way too many songs and it is overlong by about an hour.  […]

AFI Recap: #81 – #90

July 15, 2011

81. Modern Times (1936) – My least favourite of the three Chaplin entries in this list.  It lacks much of the charm of City Lights and Gold Rush, but the satire was great.  Full review here.  – 82. Giant (1956) – It’s like Gone With the Wind, but not good.  Its long and meandering and […]

AFI Recap: #71 – #80

April 21, 2011

71. Forrest Gump (1994) – I remember seeing Forrest Gump when I was a kid and loving it.  Years later, I wondered if the film’s greatness came mostly from the hype around it, but luckily after watching it a couple more times over the last few years, I realize that it is just as great […]

AFI Recap: #61 – #70

December 17, 2010

61. Vertigo (1958) – Vertigo is one of those movies that was upjumped a lot in the 2007 revised list, all the way up to #9.  There seems to be a push by cinephiles to declare Vertigo as their favourite Hitch film, though I will not succumb to the peer pressure.  Vertigo is a fine […]

AFI Recap: #51 – #60

November 11, 2010

51. The Philadelphia Story (1940) – One of the great screwball comedy classics with the added bonus of having Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart all in one movie together.  There’s a lot of sharp-cracking wit to keep you interested and many funny moments to keep you laughing.  – 52. From Here to Eternity […]

AFI Recap: #41 – #50

November 6, 2010

41. West Wide Story (1961) – I feel like a bit of a curmudgeon for not liking this movie.  I can see why people do like it, however, as it has a lot of exuberance and the core of the story is actually pretty strong.  But I just couldn’t help feel like it never reached […]

AFI Recap: #31 – #40

October 26, 2010

31. Annie Hall (1977) – This was AFI’s Woody Allen selection for this list, since he needed to be represented somehow.  Annie Hall is a good choice as it is certainly his most notable film, a comedy both funny and unique.   I like it, though i still hold a grudge because it beat out Star […]

AFI Recap: #21 – #30

September 17, 2010

21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940) – This is the ultimate American story about the great depression.  It is well directed and has some real moments of gold.  But for all that it can be quite dull and dreary. — 22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – A true masterpiece, yet I still find it […]

AFI Recap: #11 – #20

August 24, 2010

11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – I know people are probably sick of this movie as its on TV every single Christmas, but I don’t care.  I still love it.  It’s not the movie’s fault that its overplayed, and the movie itself is wonderful (just as the title indicates).  It is heartfelt and dramatic, […]

AFI Recap: #1 – #10

August 18, 2010

I’ve decided to start a new segment in this blog where I recap the AFI’s 100 Greatest Movies list.  I will be summarizing the films ten at a time giving a brief paragraph about what I thought of the films and what rating I give it out of four stars.  It may take a long […]