Monday 26 November 2018
More movies watched in October:
172. (1401.) Sleepaway Camp (1983)
I think this slasher horror is the movie that inspired Earnest Goes to Camp. I'm not going to pretend to understand the ending, but it's effectively damn creepy. Good job.
173. (1402.) The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Is it possible to make a Tarzan film anymore that isn't just completely ridiculous? Although, I guess when you get right down to it, a British lord raised by gorillas who swings on vines and talks to elephants and tigers isn't all that plausible in the first place. I retract my complaint. It's a fine way to pass the time in a hospital.
174. (1403.) The Stepford Wives (1975)
This, the original film, is much better than the tepid 2000s Nicole Kidman remake. It's both an effective thriller and a satire with sharp teeth. Much enjoyed.
175. (1404.) Pauline at the Beach (1983)
French film with lots of talking about relationships (with both genders at fault) and no satisfying resolution. The last lines are literally paraphrased: you interpret it your way, and I'll interpret it my way. That's... not helpful. I guess we're all just screwed.
176. (1405.) Follow Me Quietly (1949)
An obsessive cop stalks a serial killer in this bland police procedural. (I've already forgotten most of what happens.)
177. (1406.) Baby Peggy, the Elephant in the Room (2012)
TCM ran this documentary biography about the last living silent film star, Baby Peggy, on her 100th birthday. I was unfamiliar with her work, but apparently that's not so unusual as bad business decisions and greed doomed her career while she was still a toddler. Hollywood: screwing people over for over a century!
More to come.