- Who was this country’s greatest movie actor? Neal Gabler thinks Marlon Brando stands alone.Bullying of all sorts seems to be finally getting the attention it deserves, as it’s a problem that appears to spread across cultures and classes. What’s your favorite film that portrays bullying?What’s your favorite modern Shakespeare adaptation? Richard Peña is especially fond of Aki Kaurismaki’s HAMLET GOES BUSINESS, which has several points of contact with Michael Almereyda’s HAMLET.Many people consider ALL ABOUT EVE to be Bette Davis’s finest performance. What is your favorite Bette Davis performance?DIRTY PRETTY THINGS takes in inside look at the harsh realities of immigration, a universal phenomenon in today's world. What’s your favorite contemporary immigration film?What’s your favorite recent romantic comedy? In the post-2000 era, Richard Pena cites WEDDING CRASHERS as surprisingly endearing.MISSISSIPPI BURNING examines the turbulent era of the early civil rights movement. What is your favorite non-documentary civil rights movie?In THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS, Shia LeBeouf plays a wise guy teenager - a frequent figure in “coming of age” films. What’s your favorite “wise guy teen” movie?For being such a specific niche, submarine movies are a surprisingly popular genre. What is it about these movies that make them so appealing?In CHEERS FOR MISS BISHOP, Martha Scott ages 50 years. What is your favorite “aging” performance? Neal Gabler’s pick would be Orson Welles’s performance as Charles Foster Kane in CITIZEN KANE.What’s your favorite Aussie Aboriginal film? Richard Peña's favorite is Fred Schepisi’s THE CHANT OF JIMMY BLACKSMITH.
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