Period film: September 30, 1955 (1977)

A note from Lindsey: I couldn’t resist the temptation to be a total cornball and post a review of a movie with “September 30” in the title on September 30. Please forgive me. When we meet Arkansas undergrad Jimmy J. (Richard Thomas), he is enraptured by a film, so wrapped up in the power of it that he gets teary-eyed. He’s sitting in a theater … Continue reading Period film: September 30, 1955 (1977)

Classics of the Corn: Oh, God! (1977)

In March, while my mom and I were watching the Carole Lombard film We’re Not Dressing which also features George Burns and Gracie Allen, my mom asked me if I’d ever seen the movie where George Burns plays God. I’d never even heard of it, but when she told me it also starred John Denver, I knew I had to track it down. Oh, God! … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Oh, God! (1977)

Favorite things about… Close Encounters of the Third Kind

The favorite film: Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a 1977 sci-fi/drama directed and written by Stephen Spielberg The synopsis: Roy is on the job investigating a power outage in small-town Indiana when he suddenly has an odd encounter with what he believes is a UFO. After the incident, he begins hearing strange noises and having visions. Much to his wife’s dismay, Roy becomes obsessed … Continue reading Favorite things about… Close Encounters of the Third Kind