“You’ve seen them once, you’ve seen them all.” I sure am glad I saw this one. DIRECTED BY GENE KELLY STANLEY DONEN WRITTEN BY BETTY COMDEN ADOLPH GREEN MUSIC BY NACIO HERB BROWN ARTHUR FREED STARRING GENE KELLY DEBBIE REYNOLDS DONALD O’CONNOR JEAN HAGEN CYD CHARISSE RITA MORENO first words Set in 1926, a Vaudeville… Continue reading SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
KING KONG : Simianization and the Dangerous Perpetuation of Black Masculine Stereotypes Through Media DISCLAIMER: This review looks a little different than my previous reviews. I wanted to take a more critical look at this film and media as a whole. I hope y’all enjoy! CW: racial stereotypes, racial violence This is the first time… Continue reading KING KONG
“Feelin’ good’s good enough.” I think I love Willem Dafoe. DIRECTED BY OLIVER STONE WRITTEN BY OLIVER STONE SCORED BY GEORGES DELERUE STARRING TOM BERENGER WILLEM DAFOE CHARLIE SHEEN JOHN C. MCGINLEY FOREST WHITAKER TW: racism, violence, death first words The first film to accurately depict the horrors of the Vietnam War. 19-year-old Sheen breaks… Continue reading PLATOON
“Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Ugh! So good! DIRECTED BY BILLY WILDER WRITTEN BY BILLY WILDER + CHARLES BRACKETT SCORED BY FRANZ WAXMAN STARRING GLORIA SWANSON WILLIAM HOLDEN ERICH VON STROHEIM NANCY OLSON first words Men don’t like that women age. A lot of silent film stars didn’t make it to the talkies.… Continue reading SUNSET BOULEVARD
AFI Top 100!
Hey, y’all. It’s FilmBabie! As a theatre kid, I grew up with a solid understanding of theatre history. Half the books on my bookshelf are actually plays. I love plays! But recently, because of Miss Corona, I’ve been consuming more and more movies. I realized I LOVE movies and know next to nothing about them.… Continue reading AFI Top 100!