31 Days of Oscar: The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Now, since I included Kane, which I’ve seen, I’ll include this too, since it’s a cheat and I barely consider this a re-screen as I napped, thus preserving myself for the new film screened. I include it, again, to provide a few more thoughts on Welles’s work here:

1. It’s sad that you can almost see the scarring on the film from RKO’s over-zealous and over-involved cutting of this film. My score below is the one I originally logged on the IMDb upon originally seeing it, and that may be a bit too harsh but it does reflect the fact that we’ve been robbed of a truly masterful work over the years.

2. In a sort of wish fulfillment, I hope that by saying this often enough it one day comes true: May Welles’ cut of this film, the now holy grail of lost versions, surface one day.

Score: 6/10
Oscar Nominations/Wins: 4/0

Free Movie Friday- Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie


Basically, there are a lot of good movies out there that you can watch free and clear. Meaning you don’t have to pay for them and by streaming it free you’re not stealing it because they are in the public domain. Also, in some cases, these films are not all as ancient as copyright laws usually call for.

Funny or Die Presents The Art of the Deal: The Movie

The other day I discussed my loathing of Trump via his uncomfortable film appearances. Now a secretly shot, Funny or Die produced feature has come out online. It boasts a star-studded cast (with Johnny Depp playing the man himself) and many laughs to be had.

The trailer plays ahead of the film. It last a little over a minute and auto-plays into the feature.