last ten films i watched, pt. iv
haven’t posted one of these in a long while, so there’s plenty more than ten. but i’ll make it snappy.
a single man – worth a look. stylistically wonderful, but lacking in the content department.
the bridge on the river kwai – recommended. first reaction: oh shit, that’s obi-wan kenobi!
far from heaven – worth a look. a nice period piece.
the french connection – worth a look. i’m sure i would have been impressed if saw this when it first came out… 39 years ago.
iron man 2 – approach with caution. typical hollywood summer blockbuster flick.
on the waterfront – recommended+1. brando has the most bizarre eyebrows/eyelids.
touch of evil – recommended. charlton heston is probably the least convincing mexican ever.
schindler’s list – worth a look. i used to always confuse liam neeson with ralph fiennes. i still do, but not as much.
bande a part – recommended+1. i think i fell in love with anna karina in this movie.
out of the past – recommended+1. so underrated. and doesn’t robert mitchum look like a big kirk douglas?
sweet smell of success – worth a look. i never cared for tony curtis.
blue velvet – recommended. dennis hopper being a crazy motherfucker is probably one of the best typecasts ever.
the long goodbye – dud. movies like this make me hate the 70s. but don’t let this stop you from reading the book, which is very good.
the unbearable lightness of being – recommended. oh juliette binoche, how you make me melt.
a clockwork orange – approach with caution. one of those movies where halfway through i was thinking “when is this going to end already?” probably would have been cooler if i saw this when i was 18.
inception – recommended. a hollywood summer blockbuster that was actually well-thought out. oh thank god.
toy story 3 – recommended. i like pixar. you should too.
ace in the hole – recommended. kirk douglas strikes again!
withnail and i – recommended. very funny.
l’avventura – recommended. one of those films that just lingers weeks after seeing it.
solyaris – recommended. tarkovsky = philosophical musings cloaked in pretty pictures.
a good batch. lots of recommendeds. i like it.