Favorite things about… The Grapes of Wrath

The favorite film: The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 drama based on the novel by John Steinbeck (adapted for the screen by Nunnally Johnson) and directed by John Ford The synopsis: Tom Joad is fresh off of a prison sentence for homicide when he returns to his family’s home to find that they’ve been kicked…

Favorite things about… Midnight in Paris

The favorite film: Midnight in Paris (2011), a time-hopping romantic comedy directed and written by Woody Allen The synopsis: Gil, a Hollywood screenwriter working on a novel, and his fiance Inez have decided to tag along on her parents’ business trip and spend a little vacation in Paris. Inez doesn’t exactly buy into Gil’s romantic…

Favorite things about… Legally Blonde

The favorite film: Legally Blonde, a 2001 MGM romantic comedy that spawned a sequel (2003’s Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde), a straight-to-DVD spin-off that shall not be named and a hit Broadway adaptation. The film was directed by Robert Luketic, and adapted from Amanda Brown’s novel by screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kristen…