Tuesday 12 November 2019
Where was I with movies? Ah, yes.
178. (1617.) Late Nite (2019)
What starts as a biting commentary about the state of late night television ends as a feel-good buddy comedy of sorts. I liked but didn't love it.
179. (1618.) Lafayette Escadrille (1958)
A very cliched tale about early World War I pilots. The highlight is Clint Eastwood in a bit supporting part. That guy has charisma.
182. (1621.) The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Until now, the only Woody Allen film I'd seen and liked was Midnight in Paris. This film covers much of the same sort of ground — the siren's lure of artificial worlds and those who make them — just as masterfully. If you liked one, you must see the other.
183. (1622.) Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)
Weak material elevated by a great cast, especially Carol Kane.
185. (1624.) Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Sidney Poitier directed and starred in this tale about poor race relations in the American Old West. It has the atmosphere of Clint Eastwood's Westerns. If you like that sort of thing — and I do — then it's a pretty good way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
More to come.
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