Favorite films

  • The Princess Bride
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • You've Got Mail
  • The Third Man

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  • Noises Off...

    ★★★★★

  • M

    ★★★★★

  • The Serpent's Egg

    ★★½

  • The Palm Beach Story

    ★★★★

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  • Noises Off...

    Noises Off...

    ★★★★★

    Decided on a long-overdue rewatch after hearing of Peter Bogdanovich's death.

    The choreography in all the movie props and parts during the second "act" of the movie is brilliant.

    "GOD SAID HOLD IT! And they held it, and God saw that it was TERRIBLE..."

    "Oh and it's de movver of the bride!" (Carol Burnett absolutely kills this in this part in the last third)

  • M

    M

    ★★★★★

    Now to wash the taste of The Serpent's Egg out of my brain - an absolute masterpiece that knows exactly what kind of movie it is and what it needs from the cast (there was an Easter Egg in the Bergmann where Gert Fröbe as Inspector Bauer sits down to write a note for "Inspector Lohmann"...)

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  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    ★★★★

    My parents taped this off cable when I was a child and we watched it over and over simply to hear Danny Kaye completely talk himself into then out of the correct rhyme to remember the right cup to drink (They broke the flagon with the dragon!). And there was singing and dancing. And I'm pretty sure my brothers had the hots for Angela Lansbury and Glynnis Johns (who were probably around 19 or 20 when the movie was shot).

    And Basil Rathbone skulks about.

    Now that I'm a grownup I have it on DVD and can watch as much as I like!

  • The Mikado

    The Mikado

    ★★★½

    The Mikado is one of my favorite Gilbert and Sullivan operettas - an absurd Victorian melodrama-comedy with a catchy set of tunes (not quite as catchy as Pirates of Penzance, in my opinion) and a really tone-deaf setting in Japan (which, I guess, is all you can expect from a bunch of Victorians).

    I find this production very interesting because it's one of the closest we can get to the original D'oyly Carte production (there's a silent film of a…