Good Movies, June 2021
- The Fortune Cookie, 1966 - ★★★.
Always check the TCM listings, kids. You never know.
- Bo Burnham: Inside, 2021 - ★★★★.
- They Met in Bombay, 1941 - ★★.
I forgot I’d seen this before. You’d think it would have left an impression with the premise and cast, but it doesn’t.
It’s maybe best to end it right after the car chase.
- Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins, 1975 - ★★★★★.
You sir are by far the worst soldier, car owner, driver, drinker, kidnap victim, gambler, brake thief, jilted lover, hat wearer, and fake father I’ve ever heard of.
Alan Arkin, drunk in a park: but you have heard of me.
- Bells Are Ringing, 1960 - ★★★★.
Judy Holliday was president of the United States for the entire 50s and you can’t convince me otherwise.
- Morning Glory, 1933 - ★★.
It’s like Fame if it didn’t cost.
- The Birdcage, 1996 - ★★★.
Daniel Futterman has big Tom Cruise murder energy.
- Cruising, 1980 - ★★★.
Watched in the “Queersighted: Breaking Taboos” feature on Criterion.
- Bob le Flambeur, 1956 - ★★★.
What if Ocean’s 11 but New Wave. It ends up being a bit lesser than that.
- Macao, 1952 - ★★★★.
What if Casablanca with shuffled roles, lazier writing poorer pacing still makes for a good flick.
- The Blue Gardenia, 1953 - ★★★★.
I dunno, those cops seemed pretty far away from catching her.
- Phffft!, 1954 - ★★★.
Better the second time. Still the worst and least search-friendly title ever.
- Who Are You, Charlie Brown?, 2021 - ★★.
Cute but placid.