Emma Movies – Which is the Best?

The classic book Emma is one of Jane Austen‘s most beloved classics, by book readers and movie goers alike. It’s second only to Pride & Prejudice in it’s popularity. Emma and P & P are both remade by Hollywood or the British BBC every 10 to 20 years. A brand new version of Emma was recently released to the movie going public, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, so I thought it might be a good time to give some pointers on which of the Emma adaptations is the best of the best. They’re all good entertaining movies which makes it a difficult task to … Continue reading Emma Movies – Which is the Best?

Family Friendly Movies – I Recommend

Finding family friendly movies that the whole family will enjoy is getting more and more difficult, as our choices become fewer and fewer. The number of PG and G rated movies that come out every year is decreasing as Hollywood and movie audiences gravitate towards PG-13 rated movies. Some of my favorite memories with my family have been times that we’ve all enjoyed a movie together. Over the years, I’ve learned that there are only a select few movies that fit the criteria to be called a Cahan Favorite. These criteria are as follows: 1. They must be free of … Continue reading Family Friendly Movies – I Recommend

My Favorite Jane Austen Movies

It’s Valentines Day, so I thought I should share my expertise on romantic movies. I call myself a secondary expert on romantic movies because they are the only kind of movies my wife will watch. Over the years I’ve watched hundreds with her. So, I’m only an expert because of her. Her favorites are movies based on Jane Austen books. I have to admit though, deep down, I really love Jane Austen movies too. Why? Because they are all so cleverly written in the first place by Ms. Austen, and then most modern day adaptations are so beautifully produced.  The list … Continue reading My Favorite Jane Austen Movies