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  • Bugs Bunny Rides Again

    Bugs Bunny Rides Again

    ★★★★½

    Working my way through the highest ranked 40s shorts brought me to this little gem from Freleng. His work never seems to get the acclaim of Chuck Jones, I think he is (very slightly) less inspired on the animation front, although it is still a work of beauty, his work comes across as a little less ambitious.

    But god the gag rate, and gag quality, and commitment to the gag over character so that stock Bugs stuff doesn't dominate and the gags can come from every source.

    so very good.

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    There are horror films that make me feel really bad for bypassing the genre for most of my film watching life and there are horror films that reconfirm why I have done so. This was kind of both, but more the second one. Just that bit too much for me.

    I will watch these 100 films in 2018 #39/100
    letterboxd.com/owene73/list/i-will-watch-these-100-films-in-2018/

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    I guess I'm just going to watch this every few years for the rest of my life and keep finding different things to enjoy in it. This time it was finding Leiutenant Doyle more hilarious than usual and admiring everything Kelly brought to it.

    Oh and the construction, the way the events in the other apartments are used to divert Stewart (and of course us) at key moments or to have him on the phone about lonelyhearts so he can talk straight to the police, a perfectly plotted movie.

    But everything else was great too, is there a film Thelma Ritter doesn't elevate?

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    ★★★★★

    My opportunities for watching films are often quite limited, and often coincide with looking after my daughter and I have hundreds of films here to watch. So I tend to go for fairly short films and fit a few into my film watching days. Which means films like this, which I was always sure I would love, tend to sit unwatched for years at a time.

    Which is a shame, as the long run time that makes me opt to…