Favorite films

  • The Graduate
  • Vertigo
  • Easy Rider
  • Lawrence of Arabia

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  • Evening Classes

    ★★½

  • PlayTime

    ★★★

  • The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

  • This Is Spinal Tap

    ★★½

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  • Evening Classes

    Evening Classes

    ★★½

    Oh first before I go to bed let's pour one out for another Cecil who couldn't make it here today. Sharing a name with him gave me...pride.

    Anyway this came with the Playtime DVD and you don't really need to watch it; it's Tati doing a long skit which seems like the equivalent of watching a stand-up comic do a middle-of-the-road routine.

  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    ★★★

    An old man wanders, or gets herded, around the city of the future, ending up in all kinds of exciting and funny situations. His story brings together physical comedy (not quite Chaplin level funny) with eye candy in the form of all sorts of deep-focus shenanigans.

    That sounds like a pretty good idea, and it is. Apparently multiple viewings are heavily rewarded, although I doubt I'm going to take many because I didn't find the comedy that funny.

    One issue…

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  • Bachelor Party

    Bachelor Party

    ★★★

    A young Tom Hanks makes fun of the rest of the characters and in one scene a donkey snorts cocaine. OK.

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ½

    It took me about a minute to realize I wasn't going to enjoy this.

    Let's be clear. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, and especially Bill Murray are all wonderful actors. (And Harvey Keitel was better than any of them as recently as 18 years ago!) But a great cast does not a great movie make. In fact, when it takes so little effort for such a cast to keep straight faces, a sensible viewer should begin to suspect immediately…