Gigi (1958) and My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Dir. Vincente Minnelli. Starring Louis Jourdan, Leslie Caron, Hermione Gingold Dir. Gus Van Sant. Starring River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Richert “Thank heaven for little girls,” HonorĂ© (Maurice Chevalier) sings, and it’s as apt an opening for the film as there could be; there can be no question of why they are thanking heaven. The men… Read More Gigi (1958) and My Own Private Idaho (1991)

100 Exceptional American Movies in 10 Genres: Young Adult, 10-6

You can read up on the basis for this series here, and also find links to other posts in the series. 10) Breaking Away (1979), directed by Peter Yates It’s funny, but the first time I watched Breaking Away I thought I wasn’t awfully invested in the movie. But then the Italians came to town… Read More 100 Exceptional American Movies in 10 Genres: Young Adult, 10-6