Good Movies, February-March 2022
- PlayTime, 1967 - ★★★. It’s far more diorama showcase than linear film plot, but I found it largely hopeful. Playtime shows a machine of people tirelessly trying their best to get everyone where they need to be.
- 5 Fingers, 1952 - ★★★★. “There’s nothing as real as money” watching this right after that folding ideas video about crypto makes it crackle just that much more.
- Who Killed Teddy Bear?, 1965 - ★★★★. Justice for the hat pervert.
- The Scarlet Empress, 1934 - ★★★★. Can’t wait to shop the CB2 collection of haunted creepy chairs next season.
- The Blue Angel, 1930 - ★★★.
- Indiscretion of an American Wife, 1953 - ★★. The NES demake of Before Sunrise.
- The Divorcee, 1930 - ★★★★. Another one you could run today with new actors but no other changes.
- Deep Crimson, 1996 - ★★★. Not a particularly big fan of the “couple go on a murder spree” subgenre, but this one was well-crafted.
- Magnificent Obsession, 1954 - ★★★. The Sirk colour palette is undefeated.
- Branded to Kill, 1967 - ★★. Some movies go off the rails but this movie does not at all have anything you’d call rails.
- Home from the Hill, 1960 - ★★★★. George “buttons are for gluttons” Pappard
- In Name Only, 1939 - ★★. A strange curiosity, this one. Every part of it wants to be a screwball comedy, but the script just won’t budge.
- Hot Saturday, 1932 - ★★★. Small towns have always sucked.
- The Card Counter, 2021 - ★★★★★. I think I like Paul Schrader movies.
- Night Watch, 1973 - ★★. Protip: fall asleep during the middle part and wake up ten minutes before the end. You’ll be all like “what’s happening”
- Elena and Her Men, 1956 - ★★★. Horny French aristocrats have BBBE (big Bugs Bunny Energy).
- Throw Down, 2004 - ★★★. Kind of a mess, but joy is nice sometimes.
- Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, 2020 - ★★★. Beautiful photography. An erotic stalker thriller on Ambien.
March 30, 2022