Monthly Archives: June 2013

Some Thoughts on an Idiot and His Breakthrough Performance: Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

I know that Jimmy Stewart is a pile of dimes next to the hundred-dollar bills most people pull out when they want to talk about the Great Institutions of American Cinema, but those legends are built upon wailing histrionics and an unmitigated contempt that critics, in their yearning for validation for the cultural norms that both […]