Sunday, August 15, 2010

10 movies I watched in the past 3 weeks.

Since Meera signed up for Netflix, I find my film-watching frequency has increased...the watch-it-or-lose it effect.
Grant Withers and Joan Blondell in Other Men's Women

Pete Scherer in Pornography

Anne Hathaway and Rosemarie DeWitt in Rachel Getting Married

Nobody told me just how bad Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes was, but I probably would have watched it anyway.

As clumsy as the pacing and tone of Other Men's Women, the kiss, a pivotal scene in the film, was done with passion, power, and sensitivity. From the Forbidden Hollywood DVD series of TCM, which I highly recommend.

Miller's Crossing, an old favorite when I hadn't seen since it came out, still the stunning film I remembered.

Pornography is the impressive directorial debut of our friend David Kittredge. Remember that name.