as for Capra and Wyler, i agree to an extent. i'm going to start getting into Capra's earlier films (i've seen The Bitter Tea of General Yen and i watched Ladies of Leisure recently because i'm doing a year-long project of watching Barbara Stanwyck movies cuz she's my favorite classical Hollywood actress), but i do think that his most obviously sentimental stuff probably does deserve some criticism (Mr. Smith is kind of unbearable in its way). i do adore It's a Wonderful Life though. as for Wyler, i think he's an interesting guy. i love Dodsworth and Best Years, like The Westerner and The Letter, but most everything else has seemed pretty average to me, and Mrs. Miniver and Jezebel in particular i thought were pretty bad.