AWSI: Liberty and a Well-Deserved Shout-out to All Vets this 11-11…

It’s eleven-eleven (AKA 11-11) — a day to reflect on the sacrifices made to ensure our liberty…

Jedemi QuickTake5: a Stolen Horse, an Army of Frogs, a Grandmaster, and two more…

A Sunday Times adventure featuring the G.E. sea change, a PokemonGo-like narrative adventure, saving of classic films, a footballer taking on Hollywood with an army of frogs, the Grandmaster and Netflix show –The Get Down…

It’s a Wonderful Mystery…

The headline read, “Is Seneca Falls, N.Y., a ‘Wonderful’ site?”  There are folks who strongly believe that George Bailey, the lead in Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” lived in this quaint upstate New York town.  Well, according to our mate, it’s “non importa.” Frankie had just started Liberty Films… more »

Tough Business: Studio Does the Wrong Thing…

When we read the article from last Sunday’s New York Times on Spike Lee’s new movie, “Oldboy,” we all were irate. The movie is a “reinterpretation” of Park Chanwook’s 2003 cult classic of the same title. In the original, there is an intense fight scene that was shot in one… more »

Another Birthday? Lose the Fence…

Do you feel older?  That’s what I was asked as another birthday came and went.  Really? My mind immediately went to the 1937 classic movie by Frank Capra, “Lost Horizon.” Age is a limit we impose upon ourselves. You know, each time you Westerners celebrate your birthday, you build another… more »

About Frankie…

Frankie is Frank Capra, an Academy Award-winning director whose movies were suffused with affectionate portrayals of the common man and the strengths and foibles of American democracy. He was the first to win three directorial Oscars — for “It Happened One Night” (1934), “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (1936) and… more »