Fan of films and video games.
I'm not a professional critic, I just like putting down a few words about films I've seen :)
Tony Curtis plays the seedy press agent Sidney Falco brilliantly, which combined with the engaging story, classic noir atmosphere and jazz score, makes Sweet Smell of Success a great film. Although it wasn't a complex or especially expansive narrative, it was sharp and fun.
Burt Lancaster also shines as J. J. Hunsecker, whose threatening aura commands every scene he's in. All in all the Curtis-Lancaster combo really did wonders in this, and my only real wish for this film is that it was longer.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a pretty intense experience right from the outset, with an eccentric style and story that underpins it all. It wasn't the funniest film I've ever watched but it was easy to enjoy, and the runtime absolutely flew by.
Despite a middle act that was a little slow, Night of the Living Dead proved to be a brilliant horror that was both smart and tense. Not only were the conventional horror elements all sharp, but the political commentary that ran alongside it was particularly special. It's easy to see why this film was so seminal in the genre.
Also, what an ending!
While there's plenty of romance and passion in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg I wasn't really a fan of the recitative style, which had an impact on how much I enjoyed the film. With that said, had I been more invested in the overall story and protagonists' relationship this probably wouldn't have bothered me as much.