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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016

    Watched 20 Jul, 2016 2

    Well, that was a waste of literally everything.

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales

    The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976

    Watched 17 Jul, 2016

    I've been meaning to see this for a long time; glad I finally got around to it. It feels pretty traditional in a lot of ways, which works for me, but with just enough revisionist-type stuff to keep it fresh.

    Here's how it entered my Flickchart:

    The Outlaw Josey Wales > The Student Prince
    The Outlaw Josey Wales > The Hudsucker Proxy
    The Outlaw Josey Wales < Magnolia
    The Outlaw Josey Wales < Old Yeller
    The Outlaw Josey Wales < Paranoid Park
    The Outlaw Josey…

  • Quiz Show

    Quiz Show 1994

    Watched 17 Jul, 2016 1

    I've known about this movie forever and that it was supposed to be good, but I never really knew that much about it - I think I thought it was some comedy about folks going on quiz shows or something. Well, it is about people on quiz shows, but not so much a comedy. It's a real-life story of a 1950s quiz show scandal involving contestants who claimed they were given the answers to make them win, and were told…

  • I Confess

    I Confess 1953

    Watched 14 Jul, 2016

    It's pretty well-known among my friends and acquaintances that I'm a huge Alfred Hitchcock fan, so assigning me a Hitchcock film I hadn't seen was a kind of a gimme. This, I believe, was one of two American Hitchcock films I hadn't seen (now the only remaining American one is The Paradine Case, but I have basically everything pre-1934 to catch up on). While I Confess isn't usually considered top-drawer Hitchcock, I still expected to enjoy it, and I did.…

  • After the Dark

    After the Dark 2013

    Watched 09 Jul, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Alongside the so-bad-it's-good ridiculous pleasures of Birdemic, Ricky decided to give me something a little more cerebral, with this movie detailing a high school philosophy class's thought experiment about how they would survive the apocalypse. I generally love cerebral movies about philosophy, so this was a good pick for me.

    It's the final class period of senior year, and their professor Mr. Zimit (James D'Arcy) posits a final exam of sorts, with the premise that a nuclear disaster is incoming,…

  • Birdemic: Shock and Terror

    Birdemic: Shock and Terror 2010

    Watched 07 Jul, 2016

    When I did the little preview post for this challenge with how much I was looking forward to various films, I listed this under "I'm Terrified" - not really so much because I knew it was supposed to be one of the worst movies ever made (I have a soft spot for so-bad-they're-good movies), but because for some reason I thought it was like extra violent/gory/gross or something. I don't know why I had that in my head, because it…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    Watched 05 Jul, 2016

    Love. Every bit. Even (especially) all the many parts that made me cry.

    Inside Out > Hare Conditioned
    Inside Out > Crossfire
    Inside Out > Clueless
    Inside Out > Wayne’s World
    Inside Out > Captain Blood
    Inside Out < Detour
    Inside Out < The Birds
    Inside Out < LotR: Fellowship of the Ring
    Inside Out < Cabaret
    Inside Out < Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    Inside Out > National Velvet
    Inside Out < The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

    Final #112 out of 3673 (97%)

    That seems high. Oh well.

  • Dinner at the Ritz

    Dinner at the Ritz 1937

    Watched 05 Jul, 2016

    For this one, my friend Naomi REALLY reached deep into the vaults, pulling out a 1937 British mystery I had never ever heard of. It's fallen into the public domain, but the print I saw was pretty decent for being in that condition, and I had an overall good experience with the film.

    Some of the story was a little hard to follow in the beginning, as it seems like it's going to be some kind of relationship/marriage drama between…

  • April in Paris

    April in Paris 1952

    Watched 28 Jun, 2016

    My friend Naomi, who chose this for me, and I share a lot of the same taste, particularly when it comes to classic Hollywood - and musicals! I figured she'd try to give me something in that area, and I was right, but she had to dig through my seen and unseen lists for a while to do it!

    This is one I don't know how I missed growing up - I watched a ton of musicals, and nearly every…

  • Mon Oncle Antoine

    Mon Oncle Antoine 1971

    Watched 25 Jun, 2016

    I had no idea what this movie was even about when I went into it, or even whether it was French or French Canadian - though my Canadian friends set me straight on that in a hurry when I mentioned I was about to watch it. It's set in a French Canadian mining community in the winter. Right off the bat, an altercation between miner Jos Poulin and the English-speaking bosses of the mine set him off to work as…

  • Walking and Talking

    Walking and Talking 1996

    Watched 30 Jun, 2016

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. I'd heard of it as a solid woman-directed film from the '90s indie boom, but I knew basically nothing about it. It made me think a lot of Frances Ha, which really means Frances Ha owes a lot to this film, of course, with two very close friends drifting apart when one of them gets engaged and the other remains single. I love Frances Ha, but Walking & Talking perhaps benefits from its '90s forthrightness versus the…

  • Viridiana

    Viridiana 1961

    Watched 24 Jun, 2016

    Out of the handful of Buñuel films I've seen, I've really liked some and been totally baffled by others, but I rarely feel like I totally *get* them on a first watch. In one sense, Viridiana feels a little more straight-forward - it doesn't have the overtly surrealist flair of Un chien andalou or The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, nor the formal experimentation of That Obscure Object of Desire. That said, it's meant to be a "satire" and a…