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  • The Love Parade

    The Love Parade 1929

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016 1

    Queen Louise (Jeanette MacDonald) is determined not to marry, or at least that is until she meets Count Alfred (Maurice Chevalier) a man who has been sent back to their country in disgrace. Love follows, but will a free-spirited man and the free-spirited queen be able to make their love last?
    I know that many dislike the way Lubitsch ended the film, but see it as a very clever comment on the idiocies of the idea that men and women have set roles in their relationships. I loved the film's naughtiness, this is definitely pre-Code and found several of the actors extremely funny in their roles.

  • Wild Boys of the Road

    Wild Boys of the Road 1933

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    This is another great pre-Code film from William A. Wellman, agfain dealing with social injustices. Here we see teenagers forced to leave home by the privations forced upon them in the Depression, they board a freight train in the search for something new. We find out with them whether new means better.

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  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Feb, 2013 10

    Dear Mr. Tarantino,
    I rather enjoyed your film, but that's because I had been warned that it was much too long, gratuitously violent, and that the n-word was used everywhere it could be and then some. The story was a great adventure, I was never going to drop off in the middle of it even though it would have been less flabby if you had trimmed ¾ of an hour off it. I'm not sure that your film is the…

  • Van Helsing

    Van Helsing 2004

    ★★ Watched 05 Jan, 2013 1

    I was bored. I was bored during and after watching the film, not before.