Cavalcade (1933) Director: Frank Lloyd ★★★☆☆ Cavalcade is a good film, though a curious choice for the winner of Best Picture (one of many future curious choices). Despite mediocre acting and its requirement of a highly patient audience, the film's redeeming qualities are its powerful montage sequences toward the end in which the chaos of … Continue reading Cavalcade

King Kong

King Kong (1933) Director: Merian C Cooper and Enrest B. Shoedsack "Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty that killed the beast..." ★★★★★ Starring Fay Wray, King Kong is perhaps the most famous adventure/horror flick of all time. Initially, the actress Wray believed that the RKO film would feature the 'tallest, darkest leading man … Continue reading King Kong

Duck Soup

Duck Soup (1933) Director: Leo McCarey "I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home." ★★★★★ The Marx Brothers' Duck Soup is a film of enduring delights. Whereas Horse Feathers is a parody of the elite nepotism integral to the status of … Continue reading Duck Soup