Saturday, May 18, 2024

Zita Short

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Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ (#29)

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) feels out of place in the cinema landscape of the 1980s. It seems like a picture that would have been made in the 1940s, when Hollywood...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘The Awful Truth’ (#77)

I will be watching and reviewing all of the films included on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list. The list contains the 100 greatest love stories in American cinema and I plan to...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘Dark Victory’ (#32)

I will be watching and reviewing all of the films included on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list. The list contains the 100 greatest love stories in American cinema and I plan to...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘Splendor in the Grass’ (#47)

I will be watching and reviewing all of the films included on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions list. The list contains the 100 greatest love stories in American cinema and I plan to...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘Ninotchka’ (#40)

When Ninotchka was released in 1939, it represented a step in the right direction for Greta Garbo, who could easily claim to be the world’s least versatile actress. She played a haughty...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘The Graduate’ (#52)

In many ways, time has not been kind to The Graduate (1967). Upon the first release, it was rapturously embraced by the counterculture generation. They saw Benjamin as an anti-establishment hero who...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘Pillow Talk’ (#99)

Pillow Talk (1959) can probably hold claim to being one of the most influential films of the 1950s. I know that you’re probably scoffing as you read that last sentence and wondering...

Op-Ed: AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions – ‘The African Queen’ (#14)

The African Queen (1951) is one of those peculiar classics that isn’t exactly outstanding in any category. Where most beloved masterpieces are revolutionary or innovative in some regards, The African Queen follows...

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