Improved on a rewatch. Kinda perfect for what it is.
Play Misty for Me 1971
Didn’t do much for me; Eastwood is bad in this, Walter is good if you vibe with the premise (I don’t). Not an auspicious debut to my eyes but maybe a necessary one.
Mommie Dearest 1981
Dunaway showcases a new kind of acting altogether, a hybrid mixture of camp impersonation and full on demonic possession. Without it, the film ceases to exist. Slimy nostalgia tabloid told with outrageous bombast in an epic tale of what is essentially vignettes, a series of scenes so confusingly put together that any given cut could be anywhere between a split-second reaction shot to a "several years later" interval. Few films depend so much on their central performance, and it's one of the greatest I've ever seen.
Boyfriends and Girlfriends 1987
"I wish I could be as happy as I am with you now, with someone else".