Ghost (1990)

Ghost (1990)

CW: Discussions of death, cocaine & drug use, ghosts, cancer.

“Ditto.”

Yes, dear listeners, Macintosh has not seen a full Patrick Swayze movie other than Donnie Darko. Yes, it is a movie crime that he hasn’t taken the time to watch one of the most important romantic dramedies of the past 30 years. It’s time that changed. Ghost was the rare romantic comedy that managed to capture the Academy’s imagination and make a GIANT PILE OF MONEY at the box office. And with apologies to Jerry Zucker, who is not the right director for this film, this movie has a very solid script and some strong performances from its lead actors. It’s probably not Oscar-worthy by today’s standards, but Ghost is definitely a popcorn classic that everyone can enjoy.

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

BONUS: 2019 Oscar Nominations

BONUS: 2019 Oscar Nominations