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  • The Water Nymph

    The Water Nymph

    ★★

    Billed as the first Keystone film, this is pretty mild (not nearly as good as the other Mable Normand film), with a dude suggesting his girl vamp his dad at the beach, which....what? No, weird idea.

  • An Unseen Enemy

    An Unseen Enemy

    ★★★

    The Gish sisters play sisters threatened by a duplicitous maid and her accomplice robbing their late father’s safe. Nothing particularly distinguishes this from Griffith’s other last-minute rescue films, aside from the Gish sisters.

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  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    ★★

    I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.

    The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…

  • The Smiling Lieutenant

    The Smiling Lieutenant

    Film 2 for the Letterboxd Season Challenge. The other films I plan to watch for the challenge are here.

    Week 2: 1930s Musicals
    Challenge: Watch an unseen 1930s musical.

    We're totally in my wheelhouse doing 1930s musicals, so much so that I had to go much more obscure than the Fred/Ginger and Busby Berkeley films many other Challengers are doing (though if you haven't seen those, that's absolutely the way to go). Instead I went for a Pre-Code Lubitsch/Chevalier musical…