Judgment at Nuremberg was one of only three or four Judy Garland films I hadn't seen, and it's also one of her most acclaimed performances, so I really should've gotten to it by now. But I'd put it off because a three hour movie about Nazi war crime trials sounded like it would be a) heavy, b) long, duh, and c) boring. Well, it is heavy, and it is long, but it is never boring. I do like courtroom dramas,…
(cross-posted from my blog)
I'm not sure I've ever seen as pure a cinematic expression of joy as the look on Marty's face after he drops Clara off at her apartment and realizes he's just had the best time of his life talking with this girl. Maybe Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain after he drops Debbie Reynolds off at her apartment...you get the idea. But let's back up.
Marty is a 35-year-old bachelor whose friends and family are…
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…
Week 2: 1930s Musicals
Challenge: Watch an unseen 1930s musical.
We're totally in my wheelhouse doing 1930s musicals, so much so that I had to go much more obscure than the Fred/Ginger and Busby Berkeley films many other Challengers are doing (though if you haven't seen those, that's absolutely the way to go). Instead I went for a Pre-Code Lubitsch/Chevalier musical…