My Week in Film: May 29 to June 2

Here is what I watched last week.

Wild in the Country (dir. Philip Dunne, 1961)

Nice scarf, Elvis.

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.

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6 thoughts on “My Week in Film: May 29 to June 2”

  1. “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,

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

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