Look, it’s the day before Thanksgiving, I was drinking rye last night, and I think we all know that I’ll be mailing it in today. Luckily for me, Flavorwire made this great supercut of Thanksgiving Dos and Don’ts from the Movies, which is both a great watch for you, and an easy way to knock out a post for me. I give them a lot of credit for including Dutch, a movie I haven’t thought about in at least 18 years. Inspired.
And contrary to the advice contained in this video, I really feel like I need to see ThanksKilling.
Also, I submit: Scent of a Woman is Al Pacino’s most Al Pacino-y performance. Discuss.
Edited by Jason Bailey
Music by Jon Brion, Blue Room
FILMS (in order of appearance)
Nobody’s Fool (Robert Benton, 1994)
The House of Yes (Mark Waters, 1997)
Miracle on 34th Street (George Seaton, 1947)
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen, 1986)
Home for the Holidays (Jodie Foster, 1995)
She’s Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1986)
ThanksKilling (Jordan Downey, 2009)
Dutch (Peter Faiman, 1991)
Alice’s Restaurant (Arthur Penn, 1969)
Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993)
The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997)
Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest, 1992)
Funny People (Judd Apatow, 2009)
Son-In-Law (Steve Rash)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)