Here is what I watched last week.
Wild in the Country (dir. Philip Dunne, 1961)
A preview of the next installment of The Elvis Files.
The Pink Panther (dir. Blake Edwards, 1963)[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86znnjhYrq4]
This is possibly my favorite opening credits sequence. Though I prefer A Shot In The Dark to The Pink Panther.
My Man Godfrey (dir. Gregory La Cava, 1936)
I hadn’t seen My Man Godfrey in several years. When I wasn’t overanalyzing Carole Lombard’s character, I found it to be mostly enjoyable. I should really see more William Powell movies.
Bringing Up Baby (dir. Howard Hawks, 1938)[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4U4aA0ZmVM]
This is my favorite movie of all time. (Chances are you already knew that.)
Shame (dir. Steve McQueen, 2011)
I finally watched Shame. Someone get me a time machine so I can be properly outraged about the Fassbender Oscar snub.
6 thoughts on “My Week in Film: May 29 to June 2”
“Oh. Now I’m a butterfly”
Fassbender was on the Daily Show the other day – quite a likable fellow. I haven’t seen Shame, though I heard about ‘full frontal’ this and ‘oscar snub’ that. He looks cool in Prometheus, so I may give Shame a watch. Cheers,
I don’t know, I didn’t fall for Shame or Fassbender in it. I think it’s fine, a bit deliberate often, a good Fassbender and a spectacular Carey.
I’m definitely not crazy about Shame but I can see why all the outrage over the Fassbender snub happened. You’re right though. Carey is phenomenal. I definitely wasn’t expecting that performance from her.
Good to see high praise for Bringing Up Baby.
It’s the best!
Fassbender’s role was on-message but shallow- robotic. Perhaps it was too hard to have empathy for the character. Agreed though – Carey Mulligan is a great singer and has a beautiful solo in this film.