You are petrified of classic movies, afraid you will
- Be ostracized by your Sharknado-loving friends, who’ll ask whether you’re planning to throw out your Madonna or Jay-Z for Beethoven next.
- Drift into an alternative Pleasantville universe in which everything is in ugly shades of gray—including you.
- Start dressing like you’re raiding the Dowager Countess’s wardrobe, which is obviously even worse than Barry Manilow’s.
Maybe you tried old movies once, such as Citizen Kane or your mother’s beloved Gidget (big mistakes), and decided classics weren’t for you. Or perhaps instead of taking a risk on the unknown, you chose the Redbox pick of the week instead.
Not to worry. I’m not a classic film expert. But what I do know is how to find films that are fun to watch, whether my John Cusack-Molly Ringwald-Chevy Chase favorites from the 80s, Coen brothers anything, or the classic films that have brought me equal—usually more—enjoyment. And I can help you find them too.