Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Man in the White Suit | He Who Gets Slapped | A New Leaf | Bamboozled

Here are four more movies I've seen in the last few weeks. A- The Man in the White Suit (1951)I doubt no other movie is remembered for a single, recurring, and very funny sound effect. The story: Alec Guinness plays a brilliant but unrecognized scientist trying to create a cloth that repels dirt, never wears … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Man in the White Suit | He Who Gets Slapped | A New Leaf | Bamboozled

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Soul | Return of the Secaucus 7 | The Mauritanian | Buck and the Preacher | The Dig & Sergeant Rutledge

Four films I've seen for the first time and two I revisited, from one of Pixar's best to one of John Ford's worst. A Soul (2020) My children are all grown, and I don't have to go to every Pixar movie anymore, but I'm glad I saw this one. Soul is one of Pixar's best, … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Soul | Return of the Secaucus 7 | The Mauritanian | Buck and the Preacher | The Dig & Sergeant Rutledge

Movies I’ve recently seen: Nomadland | Judas and the Black Messiah | Morocco & March of the Wooden Soldiers

Here again are two new films that everybody's talking about and two films made more than 80 years ago. That wasn't intended. A Nomadland (2020) After Fern loses her husband, job, and home (Frances McDormand), she goes on the road in her van, working temporary jobs, getting by, and befriending other "nomads." She doesn't consider … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: Nomadland | Judas and the Black Messiah | Morocco & March of the Wooden Soldiers

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Hillbilly Elegy | Barefoot in the Park | Mystery of the Wax Museum | The Kid from Spain

As usual, I'm listing the films from best to worst, but something strange happened. The older the films got, the worst they got. As a lover of classic cinema, that feels strange. A Hillbilly Elegy (2020) This powerful drama isn't really about hillbillies. They're more like ex-hillbillies. The extremely messed-up family at the center of … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Hillbilly Elegy | Barefoot in the Park | Mystery of the Wax Museum | The Kid from Spain

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Elephant Man | Death to 2020 | The Incredible Shrinking Man | Sylvie’s Love | Ocean’s Eleven

I was lucky with the movies I chose to watch over the last couple of weeks. For the most part, they were exceptional. A The Elephant Man (1980) David Lynch makes full use of his first Hollywood-sized budget. Shot in beautiful black and white scope, the sounds and images take you into Victorian London with … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Elephant Man | Death to 2020 | The Incredible Shrinking Man | Sylvie’s Love | Ocean’s Eleven

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Prom, David Byrne, Ma Rainey, & 40-Year-Old Version

If this wasn't for the pandemic, I'd be in theaters watching the last (and often the best) movies of the year. But instead, I've been streaming new movies available mostly on Netflix. (The exception is on HBO). By the way, all four films are about music, theater, or musical theater. A The Prom (2020), Netflix … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Prom, David Byrne, Ma Rainey, & 40-Year-Old Version

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: I’m No Angel, Bad Santa, Mank, & Black Peter

My most recent selection of random movies have no masterpieces. But they don't have any stinkers either. Three out of the four get Bs, and the best only gets a B+ B+ I'm No Angel (1933) In what I believe is probably Mae West's best movie (I haven't seen them all), she deals with carnies, … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: I’m No Angel, Bad Santa, Mank, & Black Peter

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: In the Heat of the Night, Shampoo, The Great Train Robbery, & a lot more

I've recently been revisiting movies I liked long ago, which is probably why I'm giving so many good grades out this time around. But there's a real stinker in the collection, as well. A- In the Heat of the Night (1967) The Best Picture winner of 1967 is one really good noir. You already know … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: In the Heat of the Night, Shampoo, The Great Train Robbery, & a lot more

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Glory, Daughters of the Dust, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, & The Angel Levine

Here are three movies I've seen for the first time, plus one I'd seen long ago and had the pleasure of getting reacquainted with again. Interestingly, and not intentionally, all of the films deal with racism or the African-American experience. A Glory (1989) A tremendously effective blend of history and fiction, Glory was one of … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Glory, Daughters of the Dust, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, & The Angel Levine