Thursday 5 September 2019
It can't be September! I haven't finished listing movies I watched in July yet.
132. (1571.) Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
Jimmy Stewart and Joan Crawford on ice! Well, only briefly. I mean, there are a lot of skating scenes, but the stars aren't the ones in skates. Fells a little bait-and-switchy. (The studio must have thought so too, judging from Joan Crawfords final lines.)
133. (1572.) Final Exam (1981)
A pretty typical college-coed slasher flick in the vein of Halloween. The highlight is the ridiculous number of times she stabs him with the knife in the end. It's a lot.
134. (1573.) Night School (1981)
Another slasher! (Thank you TCM Underground!) It has the atmosphere of a procedural crime film, but the killer is painfully obvious from very early on, limiting the "mystery" and my interest. The scene with the pot of stew was notably hard to stomach (har, har).
135. (1574.) The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Uh, so war is hell but we do it anyway because.... they tell us to? I think the message here is a little muddied, but you do get Grace Kelly skinny-dipping. That's not nothing.
136. (1575.) Life After Flash (2017)
Someone made a documentary for the Flash Gordon movie. It's ostensibly about the f'd-up life of the lead actor, Sam Jones, but there's also many great movie anecdotes and Brian May of Queen. Probably a more enjoyable watch than the movie it celebrates.
137. (1576.) I Confess (1953)
Shallower than the usual Hitchcock thriller, but I liked it. I think it made good use of Montgomery Clift's usual stoicism.
138. (1577.) The Boss Baby (2017)
Great animation. Very imaginative. Very enjoyable. Another case of Alec Baldwin's voice making a movie better.
More to come.