Saturday 4 May 2013
All in all, April was a pretty good month for movies. April movies, part 2:
61. (368.) The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Hammer horror at its best. I didn't realize until I saw this that Rocky Horror Picture Show was specifically spoofing this movie in the equipment used to create Rocky. Amusing.
62. (369.) The Lady Vanishes (1938)
A fantastic Hitchcock movie. Why does Vertigo get all the press?
63. (370.) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013)
This is the second half of Warner Brothers animated version of a 25 year old comic book. The story hasn't aged well.
64. (371.) Richard III (1955)
Another Shakespeare play I'd never seen. It is similar to Othello in that the lead character spends a lot of time telling the audience about the horrible things he's planning to do before he shows us, but I enjoyed it far more. Maybe I'm just racist.
65. (372.) Remember Sunday (2013)
A much promoted Hallmark Hall of Fame romance that retreads the concepts of Groundhog Day poorly. Boring.
66. (373.) The Campaign (2012)
Yet another Will Ferrell movie that is not half as clever or funny as it thinks it is. Dan Ackroyd and John Lithgow are highlights.
67. (374.) Seven Chances (1925)
I have a general rule that for a feature film to make this list, it has to be at least an hour long. However, Buster Keaton's silent comedies are far too good to be counted out, so I'm willing to add a few extra minutes to this film to get it included on my list. I Think it earned inclusion, especially with an opening scene in Technicolor!
68. (375.) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
I absolutely love that the Coen Brothers never make the same type of film twice. Excellent noir.
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