Weekly Round-Up: Jan. 18-25, 2016

Room (2015), You Can’t Take It With You (1938)


Jean Arthur and Frank Capra: A Symbiotic Collaboration

It’s no secret that director Frank Capra loved actors. From watching his films, we can see which actors he liked working with—and which actors liked working with him—because they kept appearing in his movies. One of those actors was Jean Arthur, who became his quintessential heroine while working with him on

Remembering Alan Rickman: 7 Memorable Roles

Celebrated British actor Alan Rickman died Thursday at age 69 after a battle with cancer. Over the course of his 40-year acting career on the stage and screen, he starred in everything from action movies to romantic comedies to literary adaptations, making him beloved by audiences of all ages. In memory of the esteemed actor,…

Pixar Loves Classic Movies

Though some Star Wars fans might consider it a rip-off, I love when filmmakers pay homage to their predecessors in their work—inspiration has to come from somewhere, after all. Pixar is no stranger to this practice, and Madrid-based video editor Jorge Ruiz demonstrates this in a bewitching compilation of the animation studio’s many references to…