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  • Little Man, What Now?

    Little Man, What Now? 1934

    Watched 08 Oct, 2016

    I love that people have dug deep in this challenge and brought me some classic-era films that I not only hadn't seen, but hadn't even heard of! I've see a few Frank Borzage films but never really gotten the hype, so I was glad to get another chance to check him out - and spoilers, I got another one the following week, heh. Based on the strength of the two films, I need to reevaluate all the others I'd seen…

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook 2012

    Watched 05 Oct, 2016

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. David O. Russell films often leave me feeling a little bit off, and with the combination mental health and football fan angles in this one, I was afraid it would be overly simplistic and/or maudlin and/or too sports-related. It's actually a very enjoyable, old-fashioned romantic comedy/drama, very well balanced between the main character's attempts to get healthy and his budding romance.

    I've liked Bradley Cooper since Alias days, so I'm glad he's…

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  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2 2010

    ★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2012 2

    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…

  • The Smiling Lieutenant

    The Smiling Lieutenant 1931

    Watched 12 Sep, 2015 3

    Film 2 for the Letterboxd Season Challenge. The other films I plan to watch for the challenge are here.

    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…