Feature Four Frames

Four Frames: National Lampoon’s Vacation (Harold Ramis, 1983)

Many of us will no doubt recall the times we spent as a kid sat in the back of a hot car watching our parents squabble over directions on the way to a summer holiday. We can therefore recognise, at least in part, the pain and suffering endured by the Griswolds in the name of […]

Feature Screengem

Screengem: Del Griffith’s Travel Trunk in Planes, Trains and Automobiles (John Hughes, 1987)

This article contains spoilers – read at your own risk! “What did I do to wind up with this guy?” sighs a bemused Neal Page midway through John Hughes’ Thanksgiving-set comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Anyone of the belief that things in life are sent to try us will conclude that Neal’s uptight advertising executive’s […]