Sunday, February 14, 2021

It happens ev'ry time


GIVE A GIRL A BREAK

1953
Directed by Stanley Donen
Written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Vera Caspary

Spoiler alert: moderate

Saturday, February 6, 2021

An American against Paris


FUNNY FACE

1957
Directed by Stanley Donen
Written by Leonard Gershe

Spoiler alert: high, but it'd be your fault if you were surprised

Thursday, January 28, 2021

I thought that you two were related


ROYAL WEDDING

1951
Directed by Stanley Donen
Written by Alan Jay Lerner

Spoiler alert: high, I guess, but also effectively inapplicable

Friday, January 22, 2021

Walt Disney, part XXXVIII: What's a fire, and why does it—what's the word—burn?


THE LITTLE MERMAID

1989
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
Written by Ron Clements, John Musker, and Howard Ashman (based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen)

Spoiler alert: well, she doesn't become a freaking air spirit

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hannibal ante portas


JUPITER'S DARLING

1955
Directed by George Sidney
Written by Dorothy Kingsley (based on the play The Road to Rome by Robert Sherwood)

Spoiler alert: unless you're somehow surprised to learn that Rome won the Second Punic War, actually quite mild

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

I love you, let us be friends


ATHENA

1954
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Written by Leo Pogostin, Charles Walters, Esther Williams, William Ludwig, and Leonard Spigelgass

Spoiler alert: moderate

Monday, January 11, 2021

All I ask is just one more chance—just one more dance?


LOVELY TO LOOK AT

1952
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and Vincente Minelli
Written by George Wells and Harry Ruby (based on the musical play Roberta by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Deur Miller)

Spoiler alert: moderate