Movie Notes: The Wizard Of Oz

January 8, 2011

The Wizard Of Oz


After Dorothy’s mean neighbor vows to send pet Toto to the pound, a tornado transports Dorothy (Judy Garland) to the bizarre fantasy land of Oz.

Movie Notes: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

December 29, 2010

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington


After a senator’s death, idealistic neophyte Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as his replacement.

Movie Notes: Some Like It Hot

December 25, 2010

Some Like It Hot


Musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) witness a mob hit, and go into hiding as women in an all-girl jazz band.

Movie Notes: The Grapes Of Wrath

December 23, 2010

The Grapes Of Wrath


During the 1930s, ex-con Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns home to find his sharecropper family destitute and leaving Oklahoma for a better life in California.

Movie Notes: The Maltese Falcon

December 19, 2010

The Maltese Falcon


Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is hired by Brigid O’Shaughnessy (Mary Astor) to tail her husband, and the trail leads to unusual, unexpected places.