It’s that time of year again — and one of the more welcome festive happenings is the annual wheeling-out of this particular classic. Does it deserve its perennial status? You betcha – people returning to It’s A Wonderful Life after a few years are regularly taken aback at how hard-edged and cruel it is, with the closing scene’s flight of emotion lasting seconds and still somehow providing absolute catharsis. You know what it’s about, you know who’s in it — this is your chance to see it on the big screen, without distraction and with a hushed audience, which will drive home the feels even more. And everybody needs to top up their Jimmy Stewart impression, right? Times & trailer
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