Netflix Project: Lost in Translation (2003)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation is about an encounter between a washed-up actor going through a mid-life crisis and a 20-something woman struggling to find fulfillment in her life and marriage.While I enjoyed this movie well enough, it's certainly not for your average moviegoer. It is essentially a character … Continue reading Netflix Project: Lost in Translation (2003)

Netflix Project: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.Sunset Boulevard is the story struggling screenwriter who is hired to edit a screenplay by a silent film star trying to make her grand return to film after years of obscurity.Penned by D.M. Marshman Jr., Charles Brackett (who produced), and Billy Wilder (who directed), Sunset Boulevard is a deservedly classic film noir that … Continue reading Netflix Project: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Netflix Project: Dead Poets Society (1989)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.Tom Schulman's screenplay for Dead Poets Society won the 1989 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard and Ethan Hawke, among others, Dead Poets Society tells the story of a group of students at a staunch prep school and the effect a non-traditional teacher has on their approach to … Continue reading Netflix Project: Dead Poets Society (1989)

Netflix Project: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.1948's Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay comes in the form of The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, written by Sidney Sheldon.Starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple, the movie follows Margaret and Susan Turner, sisters living together with a mother-daughter sort of relationship. Margaret is an uptight, emotion-avoiding judge, while Susan is … Continue reading Netflix Project: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Netflix Project: Woman of the Year (1942)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.Woman of the Year, the first collaboration for Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, tells the story of a political columnist and a sports reporter who meet after trading barbs, fall in love, and then find marriage isn't quite the bed of roses they thought it would be.Written by Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael … Continue reading Netflix Project: Woman of the Year (1942)

Netflix Project: Citizen Kane (1941)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.The default favorite movie of critics everywhere, Citizen Kane stars Orson Welles in the title role as a famous newspaper baron. When he utters a single word, "Rosebud..." with his dying breath, a reporter is assigned the task of finding out what the heck he meant.What follows is a stunningly filmed, wonderfully acted … Continue reading Netflix Project: Citizen Kane (1941)

Netflix Project: The Great McGinty (1940)

Spoilers ahead. Beware.Penned and directed by Preston Sturges, The Great McGinty tells the story of a man who, after impressing a mob boss with his audacity and charm, is set up as a puppet mayor. All goes well until he falls in love with his politically-arranged wife, who encourages him to be a better man.Let's … Continue reading Netflix Project: The Great McGinty (1940)