Movies & Things

by Shannen W. Coffin

Derb, I would think that your endless postings on Chinese poetry would make you a particularly bad referee of the content of The Corner. But I will defer to your judgment that we’ve said enough about Joyce. Bottom line: He stinks.

And Jonah, as for Citizen Kane, all the great cinematic techniques in the world can’t prevent that movie from putting me to sleep in record time. As for Office Space, I don’t find Jennifer Aniston distracting. She’s no Madeline Kahn, but she’s easy on the eyes, which helps a bit. I agree with you that Groundhog Day is an entertaining and very funny film, but it has no business being ranked ahead of Caddyshack and Animal House on AFI’s 100 top funny films list. But then again, any list that has Annie Hall ranked ahead of both Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein has some serious problems.

On that note I shall sign off until after Christmas. Merry Christmas to all of my friends at NRO and to all of our readers. I am humbled by the reception this rookie contributor has gotten this year. God bless you all.

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