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Gwen Ihnat
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Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.
May 4
6

It’s amazingly compelling when you consider how they took a 15-page bedtime read and made a legitimately funny full-length movie out of it. And supporting characters voiced by the likes of James Caan, Mr. T, and Bruce motherfucking Campbell really help tie it together.

Apr 30
1

Testament to this film’s actors that even 20 years after I last watched it, I immediately heard Hackman’s voice the second I read “Bendini, Lambert & Locke”

Apr 29
2

This is one of my favorite movies.  I had no idea it was so long because it moves like a shot, and Wilford Brimley is a menacing delight.

Apr 29
7

I read the book back when it came out and liked it fine, but the movie was so much better. Reread it about a year ago for the first time since then, and it’s not near as fun. The last third of the book is simply Mitch hiding from mob guys in various fleabag motels on the Florida panhandle, and then it just ends. The Read more

Apr 23
1

Now I really want a Tom Jones collaboration with Nick Cave. 

Apr 20
2

Fields/parton (dolly) 2024. Or parton/ fields.

Apr 20
2

She’s so great!! I really appreciated when Spielberg cast her as Mary Todd Lincoln since she is a bit older than Daniel Day Lewis and too often “normal” casting for a wife/girlfriend is 20 years younger. Read more

Apr 20
8

Steel Magnolias. The scene in the graveyard. She's amazing. And yes of course I am gay.

Apr 20
4

Burt Reynolds falling for Sally Field in real life is what makes Smokey and the Bandit the classic that it is. He’s ostensibly better looking, but she’s so charming Burt becomes our proxy in falling for her. The scene where they pull over to smooch and Jerry Reed is singing “They call you the Ban-dit,” you’re just Read more

Apr 20
8

Ms. Field is one of my favorite “acting divas,” ladies like Bette Davis, Jane Fonda, and Helen Mirren whose prowess on the screen (and stage) make you take pause when you see it.
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Apr 20
6

I watched that clip of her first scene and it takes 5 and a half minutes for Sally Field to reduce me to tears. What a f-cking pro. I would always watch these episodes and think maybe it’s a good thing that my manic-depressive mother refuses medication out of hand. At least we don’t have to worry about what happens Read more

Apr 20
15

I always like it when parent roles are filled by people who really do like they could be kid’s parent.

Apr 20
24

We toss the title National Treasure around so much in this modern world full of media that it doesn’t mean as much as it used to, but saying Sally Field is a National Treasure gives it its true meaning. Read more

Apr 16
2

I was surprised how much I ended up digging that Bryant dude. I was prepared to hate him, but he’s...he reminded me of a hippie Mr. Peanutbutter. Read more