Friday 3 June 2016
Ok, let's finish off movies watched in May. There were some pretty good ones this time out.
48. (986.) Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
I liked just about everything about this little slice of noir suspense except the end. The protagonist deserved a better resolution, but I'm guessing that perhaps the Powers That Be felt that a happier ending might have been rewarding a bit of (justifiably) bad behavior. Disappointing.
49. (987.) The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
I've now seen every Wes Anderson film! Whoo-hoo! Actually, I disliked this film until about its midpoint, just after Owen Wilson delivers the line, "Who are these assholes?" And then it dawned on me that my dislike was what Anderson had been cultivating. The line was an ironic self-critique of the character who utters it, and from that point forward everything was much more enjoyable. He's really good at what he does, that Wes Anderson. More, please.
50. (988.) The Nice Guys (2016)
This movie is fantastic. Ryan Gosling is a comic genius, and Russell Crowe hasn't been this good since L.A. Confidential. Stop reading this and rush out and see it while it's still in theaters. You can thank me later.
51. (989.) Green Mansions (1959)
Audrey Hepburn playing a child of the jungle in a romance sounds like a guaranteed success. Too bad she has no chemistry with co-star Anthony Prrkins. This should be a better movie than it is. Don't waste your time.
52. (990.) John Tucker Must Die (2006)
Wait, you mean to tell me this misogynistic Coca-Cola and Land Rover commercial for the children of the MTV generation was directed by a woman? Sigh. It's like the junk food of movies.
53. (991.) Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
As much as I hate the idea of being on a submarine — you'll never get me one one, ever — I enjoyed the movie. It has a great cast and was plenty suspenseful.
54. (992.) Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Most of my time watching this movie was spent thinking how incredibly dumb it all was. And then we got to the 13-minute finale where a giant airplane is chased down a runway that Vulture.com estimates must have been about 28 miles long. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
More to come.
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