Let's finish up movies watched in April. Don't worry. It's another short list. (I watched only 8 movies in April!)

39. (977.) Blood Simple (1984)
This was the first movie in the Coen Brothers' movie empire, and it's great! Chock full o' noir-ish suspense, the film recalls the black-and-white classics of yesteryear. Such is the stuff of which legends are made.

40. (978.) The Remains of the Day (1993)
This film came out when I was in high school, and I've spent most of the years since determined not to watch it for reasons that I don't even remember. So I watched it, and I have to say, I've been an idiot. This film is very, very good. Ah, nazis and impossible romance. Why couldn't The English Patient be more like this?

41. (979.) Cape Fear (1962)
While I'd never actually seen either version of Cape Fear, I was pretty sure I knew the story from the many, many homages I'd seen. I was mostly right — you could imply that you were going to rape and murder a child in 1960s movies? damn! — but knowing what was coming next didn't really subtract from the well crafted suspense. Robert Mitchum was, as usual, a terrifically menacing fellow. Extra bonus: seeing Savannah masquerade as North Carolina. Heh.

42. (980.) Crossroads (1942)
William Powell plays a French diplomat suffering from amnesia and the spectre of a criminal past. Need I say more? Of course I enjoyed it.

More to come.

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