The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
5. The Philadelphia Story (1940) – OK, yea, so defiantly a chick movie, but I say not! Katherine Hepburn plays Tracy Lords whose spirit and energy are infectiously attractive. But, I say both Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart portray the template for good guys attempting to both make their way in a complicated world as well as negotiate peace within the battle of the sexes. It’s everything I like about an Aaron Sorkin dialogue: fast, breezy, and quick witted. Finally, it is a look back to class warfare as being presented around the time of the Depression. Mac: It can’t be anything like love, can it? Tracy: No, no, it can’t be. Mac: Would it be inconvenient? Tracy: Terribly. (likewise enjoyed Love Actually, Titanic, and my guiltiest pleasure of this whole list Flashdance)