Favorite films

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Wild River
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

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  • Ice Station Zebra

    ★★½

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

  • The Big Store

    ★★★½

  • Every Girl Should Be Married

    ★★

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  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★½

    So that room Jacqueline rents pretty much takes Marie Kondo's Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up to its inevitable conclusion.

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    ★★½

    I can completely understand why this movie is lauded but it is not for me.

    Here's some thoughts I had while watching this film:

    - Wow, donkeys are real furry when they are young.

    - So is that the sick girl? Is she dead? Wouldn't they be more upset if she was dead?

    - So everyone's grown up now and there's the whip. And there's the donkey.

    - Oh, they're hitting the donkey. I wonder how they filmed that.

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  • The Man with One Red Shoe

    The Man with One Red Shoe

    ★★½

    A mediocre movie that I have strong positive feelings for. It fails in a lot of ways, but it so spectacularly succeeds in taking me back to my childhood home, reminding me of staying up late on Fridays and Saturdays binging all the movies I could, that I can't help but enjoy it.

    Makes me long for a world where Carrie Fisher was still alive. And Edward Herrmann. And Charles Durning too.

  • The Cocoanuts

    The Cocoanuts

    ★★★

    Absolutely adored Kay Francis' hair.

    Every second someone was singing in that early-sound-era-musical-tone-of-voice (that drills directly into the pain centre of my brain), was a second that could have been spent listening to Groucho, Chico, and Harpo riff amongst themselves.

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  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    ★★★★

    Yes, it plays like a Public Service Announcement for Middle America ca. 1967, but it is a beautifully acted Public Service Announcement.

    No, it hasn't dated that well, but when Tracy gives the speech at the end, and there's Katherine Hepburn looking on, eyes overflowing with tears, knowing that this will be Tracy's last moment on screen ... well it's one of those moments where the weight of what was happening outside the movie was greater than what was going on in the movie.

    And I'm not ashamed to admit, it kind of wrecked me.

  • The Naked Kiss

    The Naked Kiss

    ★★★★

    Kinda feel dumb for believing for a couple of minutes that Kelly was actually a traveling champagne saleswoman.