Animation 2019 challenge: Don Bluth Week!
Skipping ahead to watch this one early because it was on my mind. Don Bluth is amazing, this movie is gorgeous. The songs are TERRIBLE and the plot is sometimes a little chaotic, but it's very loveable.
Watched for week 4 of the 2019 Comedy Challenge, male comedy duo.
While the duo do indeed have great chemistry and play off each other well, the rest of this is extremely forgettable. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Matthau's skeezy brother in law, and Lemmon does some really funny physical acting with an electric wheelchair. But overall this feels like enough plot for your average sitcom episode.
Comedy Challenge 2019 week 3 A silent comedy that doesn't star Chaplin, Keaton, or Lloyd.
This is my first ever Mary Pickford movie, and I enjoyed it more than I expected. Not so much the comedy, which is mostly about children throwing bricks at each other and "our gang" type hijinx, but I genuinely enjoyed the tearjerker story it turned into, which. While reliant on stereotypes, was much less racist than I was worried it would be. I've always wondered…
It's very easy to see why Clara Bow was such a phenomenon, and casting her as a girl with "It" is one of the most on the nose casting choices ever. But there's more to her persona and her character in the movie than just magnatism. She's brave, loyal, bold, strong, and stands up for herself to a fault. Comparing her to the feminine ideal of Lillian Gish a decade earlier, we can see how fast the culture was moving.…