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#25 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. This is such a sad way for the great Billy Wilder to end his career. After everything he made, he’d never made a bad film until this. He’d had less than successful ones, but never one that was actually outright bad. Until this, his final film. Some… Continue reading Buddy Buddy
#23 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. If you don’t see the twist coming from a mile away, then this might be the first movie you’ve ever seen. It’s obvious, and a bit frustrating that the movie holds onto that secret so long, but it does get revealed at the halfway point allowing the… Continue reading Fedora
There is nothing more vicious or stupid than an argument about taste, and that’s exactly what Martin Scorsese gave the world when he tried to watch a Marvel movie, gave up, and told the press that he didn’t think they were cinema, saying they were more like roller coaster rides. Cue outrage from just about… Continue reading Slap Fight!
So, I finally caught up with The Mandalorian last night, and the most predominant thought in my head was that this was the poster child for why I prefer movies to television. The first three episodes interconnect together pretty tightly to create what could almost be a 100 minute movie (you’d have to change some… Continue reading Some thoughts on The Mandalorian
#12 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. The latest in a series of adaptations of a play from the early 20th century, The Front Page is an enjoyable and highly entertaining look at the journalistic trade. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau both shine in this movie, their third collaboration, and Billy Wilder keeps things… Continue reading The Front Page (1974)
News that caught my eye: Alexander Payne Takes On Reimagining Of ‘Babette’s Feast’ I hear "remake" and see a beloved film, and I automatically sink a bit. Babette's Feast is a wonderful movie that needs no reworking. However, the story itself is rich enough to be transplantable. Like The Searchers inspiring a sub-genre of films about men… Continue reading Movie News – Week of 12/2
#19 in my Ranking of Billy Wilder movies. Billy Wilder occasionally made a movie romance where the underlying logic of the central relationship can raise some eyebrows if you think about it for too long. The budding romance between a military officer and the grown woman he thinks is only fourteen years old in The… Continue reading Avanti!