Posts by Kerri Smith

Kerri Battles the AFI’s Top 100 — #65: The African Queen

Going into this week’s viewing, I honestly couldn’t remember if I’d ever seen The African Queen before or not.  I felt like I had seen it, but I couldn’t be sure of anything about it other than the fact that it starred Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, and a boat. Beyond that, I couldn’t be sure. I…

Read More

Kerri Battles the AFI’s Top 100 – #68: Unforgiven

Intending to post about it last Thursday, I watched this movie almost two weeks ago. Unfortunately, I was so ill last week that I could no longer brain. My illness had given me the dumb and I was incapable of stringing together coherent thoughts, let alone sentences. When this weekend rolled around and I found…

Read More

Kerri Battles the AFI’s Top 100 — #69: Tootsie

I’ve been looking forward to this week’s Battle for a while now. And, after last week’s torturous fight with Kubrick, I was excited to watch something lighthearted and fun. I also wasn’t sure how this movie escaped my viewing until now. If you know me at all, you’d think watching Dustin Hoffman in drag would…

Read More

Kerri Battles the AFI’s Top 100 — #74: The Silence of the Lambs

“Good evening, Clarice.” It’s one of the great misquoted movie lines of the 21st century. It’s right up there with, “No. I am your father.” But it exists within a movie I’ve seen far fewer times. In fact, before this weekend, I wasn’t certain that I’d ever actually seen The Silence of the Lambs in its entirety…

Read More