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Am I supposed to like Carol (the character)? Because I kind of didn't. That said, this movie still made me swoon, and the costumes and sets were AMAZING.
A shaggy picaresque, this is the kind of movie I would have watched again and again if I'd caught it on HBO in the 80s.
I am still uncertain whether the weekend after the election was the best or worst time to watch this.
Everyone should watch this, and learn. #ALEC
A very interesting documentary about famous crime victim Kitty Genovese, as her obsessed younger brother William, a double amputee thanks to Viet Nam, tries to reconcile the facts with the myth.
Very absorbing, until the end, when William hires an actress to trace Kitty's last moments, and scream out as loudly as Kitty might have. To what end? Closure for William? Proof that the neighbors would have heard? It's a manipulative and disturbing and exploitative scene that the movie would have done better without.
Well, at least the dinosaurs are cool.
The plot is formulaic and sexist, and the Member Berries are all over it, as there are references to the original, and Jaws, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, and probably a bunch of other stuff. The good thing is it didn't feel 2+ hours long. Thank God for small favors.
Proof that just because you're a really unlikable person, that doesn't necessarily mean you're a murderer.
I want to be her. This movie is a perfect match of director and subject, and a perfect way to end the career of Albert Maysles.
Iris' storage unit in Long Island City is every recurring dream I've ever had, minus alligators.
"Ooh, Walter Huston!" I exclaimed as this started. The ending is a bit cutesied up, but otherwise, it's pretty fun.
This movie is DIRTY. As in "watch on HBO after your parents go to bed" dirty.
I went back and read my review of the book, and sought out Roger Ebert's movie review, before I put my thoughts together. Apparently, the movie takes liberties with the character of Theresa. I still feel as I did on reading the book, though: this chick needs an analyst. Still, the movie is an interesting look at New York in the seventies.
This is the movie Richard Lester made in between his two Beatles movies. It couldn't be more 1965. Phantom of the Opera fans might enjoy seeing Michael Crawford as a shy nerd.
A nice, short, tense drama with Spencer Tracy as a man who comes to a town that's harboring a secret. Full of testosterone.
Black, black, black drama. Kirk Douglas is a washed-up reporter who stumbles onto a "human interest" story of a man trapped in a caved-in mine, and he exploits it, and the people around it, for fame. Did I mention it's black, black, black?
Pretty people with pretty problems, so you'd think I would like it. You would be wrong. Not one likable person, and two and half hours with them. I could not have cared less about the whole thing.
A good old fashioned suspense picture, with vaguely simian Dorothy McGuire as a mute woman working in a mansion for a bedridden, scenery chewing Ethel Barrymore. There's a serial killer out there, and he's killing women who have physical deformities: what will happen to our heroine? This would be fun to watch on a stormy fall night.
Will someone PLEASE get Judd Apatow an editor? While this movie had funny moments (Tilda Swinton was the best), like all JA movies, it was about 30 minutes too long. Wrap it up!
Pretty people with pretty problems: my favorite genre. Poor little Gloria, she seems so sad, and rightfully so. I was impressed with the really quite good art she still creates every day at the age of 91. This left me wanting more, so it will be a good excuse to hit the used bookstore ISO her memoir.
Look at me, watching a Bergman movie. It is beautiful to look at, and I even sort of understood it.
A slight bio-pic that could have been a feminist empowerment melodrama if it were a shade more interesting. It's certainly the first Tim Burton movie I've bothered to watch in YEARS, and it does have my boyfriend Danny Huston in it. Has anyone else noticed that Christoph Waltz (whom I like, I'm just saying) plays the same character, the smiling psychopath, over and over again?
A faithful adaptation of one of my favorite Thomas Hardy books. Michael Sheen is heartbreaking as Farmer Boldwood, my new favorite Juno Temple is perfect as doomed Fanny Robbin, but Carey Mulligan, much as I love her, is not earthy enough to be Bathsheba, and Matthias Schoenaerts is a little too pretty as Gabriel.
The true story behind Dog Day Afternoon is way crazier than you imagine. John Wjtowicz was a dirty old man, a self-aggrandizer, and a gay rights pioneer (who knew?). This documentary is a hair too long, but always entertaining.