When I’m fortunate enough to absorb a movie, that’s a good night or day. Cheers, fellow movie-lover.
Today being December 7th, PEARL HARBOR Remembrance Day, I had to revisit this righteous classic, as it ends in… well, you know.
Such a Classic Movie. Enjoyable from start to finish. Great characters and performances, fantastic writing and direction, staged and lit and shot and cut in that superb Old-Hollywood Studio-Style, just up there with the best ever.
Army base in Hawaii, 1941, not much for the soldiers to do but train, and wait. Not a bad place to be…
Hmm… A hard-bitten desert action/neo-noir of sorts, with Walter Matthau, playing against type I’d say, as a mirthless ruthless almost bloodless bank-robber in a seeming personal nosedive after he “accidentally” steals a buncha cash from the Mob. But he’s workin’ it. He’s doin’ his thing. This is a strange movie.
DON SIEGEL, great quick-make action-director who worked with Clint Eastwood a lot, made this in 1973 (fifty years ago now!) on the heels of a string of good flicks -…
Erotic. Neurotic. Quixotic. Epic. Sensual. Personal. National. Wandering. Wistful. Willful. Philosophical. Melancholy. Profound. Passionate. Intimate. Tragic. Romantic. Idealistic. Doomed. Enchanted. An Embarrassment of Adjectives.
This is one of my favorite flicks. A love-story lived in the the shadow of the closing Iron-Curtain.
There’s much I could say here about it, but I’m tired now. I hope this isn’t what our future looks like here.
I’ve probably written a lot of better things than this, but rarely have I ever seen…
End-of-the-world (dis)comfort-food. A quick hit of absurdity on the grandest scale.
I threw this in with the Spanish-dub ‘cause I’m tryna pick up the language, but I had to go back after and re-play all the war-room scenes following the appearance of Dr. Strangelove himself, because even though the Spanish voice-actor sounded OK, nobody can come close to How Hilariously Great Peter Sellers is in that role. (He rocks three different roles, of course, but as the Doctor, he’s just…