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Gun Crazy (1950)
A Crazy Ride with the guns!
Two lovers of guns (John Dall and Peggy Cummings), begin a criminal life leading to doom.
WOW! What a marvelous picture have just watched. The direction since the first shot is top notch. The treatment of the story (Written by Dalton Trumbo) is wonderful, and so pulp you cant handle it. The film got a lot of a stylish mood. Peggy Cummings is so wonderful in her role, she gets so excited with guns you even can believe she's having an orgasm with it. On the other side, John Dall is so so in this picture, and, for being sincere, i didn't recognized him at first.
The final climax is beyond the words. A masterpiece of criminal film.
Double Indemnity (1944)
Walter is an insurance agent who falls in love with wrong gal (Barbara Stanwick). She offers him a proposal that would ruined his life.
OK, this is a big classic, and i see why is so respected. It's entertaining, got lots of classic lines and the first class direction. Barbara Stanwick is not the best femme fatale ever, she is kind of sexy but she looks sometimes ugly in this movie. Don't ask me, i don't know why. Fred MacMurray is, instead, incredibly handsome here, and the routine of the though guy is good. But Edward G. Robinson steals the show. I usually don't like Robinson atypical face (perfect for villain character), but here, he is the character you most will remember. Of course, all actors are good, but i debt too to Wilder's direction.
So, it's not the best noir ever, but its definitely a great motion picture.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Maybe the most beloved of the M-G-M musicals.
The Smiths lives in St. Louis. Esther (Judy Garland) is in love with the boy next door (Tom Drake). But the sad part is that they got to move on to New York before the great World Exposition.
This must be one of the most beloved of the M-G-M musicals, and it's obvious. The Technicolor is one of the most beautiful i have seen, Judy hasn't lost any shape and sings beautifully. O'Briens as Tootie is lovely and Drake is incredibly handsome. The songs and the numbers are unforgettable not in it's spectacle sense, because of it's simplicity and how they get so near to the "home" feeling. Besides, "The Trolley song" is mythical.
A timeless movie you must watch again and again. A 10.
The Awful Truth (1937)
Maybe too smart and light, but enjoyable.
Cary Grant and Irenne Dune have it's relationship problems, most of all in the thing of trust. So, they think in divorce and fight for their dog.
This Leo McCarey's classic has some problems. I think it's script is very, very smart talking about the relationships that the pace get trouble in it's development. I found funny, of course, some of the situations (Specially with that lovely dog) and the last scene with the door are very lovely. The text also understand it's topic.
But, still, i think it hasn't aged well. The movie pace for ones, sometimes you only see this people fighting and talking about this and that fine with me but it think it just don't fulfill with all it's comedic intentions. Also i think this is not so screwball, and don't deserve to belongs to the same group of wild comedies as "Bringin' up Baby". It belongs more to the kind of "light comedy" like other Columbia pictures like "It Happened One Night".
So, its enjoyable but too light for my taste. See "The Philadelphia Story" instead, which share the same objective.
The Naked Kiss (1964)
Pulpy, strange and a winner in a melodramatic manner.
Samuel Fueller's THE NAKED KISS is ... well, i don't know exactly what tries to achieve, but as a melodrama and as a perspective of American culture (that i suspect maybe is an extensive worry) is incredibly well made.
The story of Kelly could be viewed as a cliché, but Fueller's own seal in his work puts it apart away of the "nasty American girl who tries to be good"; actually Kelly is a melodramatic character that lives because of her humanity, she is not finally a product of melodramatic exploitation.
And if Fueller's touch wouldn't be enough in it's deliciously pulp scenes (The first shot is a classic - and also the money adjustment of the old bag named Candy), there's poetry about the drama of it's character. There's many scenes that puts Kelly in a very introspective way with her feelings, with her past and with her new life. Is a winner as a "character picture" with a sweet image of American social dynamics as a result.
Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Cruel and stupid as always. Do it for the 3D.
Jason comes back and kill more horny teens just where PT 2 ended. End of the plot. So yes, it's the same stupid premise.
O.K, for starters i'm not a big fan of slasher movies, so Friday the 13th movies are only valid for me as a bloody camp waste of time, that sometimes can be entertaining (or boring in the most of the part). But, i enjoy this movie for it's gimmicks. Firts of all, Miner's direction kind of have in some parts a moody atmosphere. Second, there's cool references for horror fans (Savini, Last House on the Left, etc ...) And, as the movie originally was showed, the 3D is very a good gimmick that make you stay; is really fun. Also the main credits - disco music theme sticks with you. Very groovy!
So, if you love 3D movies, this is a must and that is the unique reason of why this is more interesting than the others. Still, there is a lot of boring (if quick) gore. The movie beyond of disgust you, makes you giggle when you realized of how stupid it is.
So it's stupid but it's 3D gimmick makes you stay with it. The most entertaining of the series. Still pretty stupid and sometimes really cruel.
PD:The ski mask comes from this movie.
La noche del terror ciego (1972)
Cath the original Spanish version
A girl disappeared when she stays one night in an empty, old Medieval city close the borders of Spain. Her friends goes look up her and knows that she is get stalked and killed by old Templars (the zombies in the movie). They, of course, are in the same danger.
I really want to say that this movie is for everybody, but it's not. As being subversive/horror European cinema, always going to be cataloged in the eurotrash. Still the movie got beautiful scenes to look at for i atmosphere, even if the story and the pace are very muddled. The acting got your regular girl screaming for hours and being killed by the zombies - that are kind of vampires. And got the mystery thing that really goes nowhere. But The Templars are an incredible,original conception that Ossorio adapts very well. And if you see up in the context, the allegory to Franquist Spain is a well symbolism to look out.
So, if you want to see it, please 1) Try to watch out the original Spanish version, because you may not get Ossorio's style in the full. Besides, the cut U.S versions with titles like "Revenge from the Planet Ape" must tell you something. 2) If you just don't see any connection or symbolism, that's OK. Tae it then for what it is, at least physically: A zombie movie. And, at least atmospheric. A very good one.
Maybe is not entertaining, but it's visuals and Ossorio's point of view of the death of society makes it a must to consider.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
A movie that will live for ages.
FORBIDDEN PLANET was in it's time the phenomenon of the sci-fi. Why not? Imagine looking to those incredible (still) special effects, that tender, awesome Robby, the robot, the amazing acting of Walter Pidgeon and the great legs of Anne Francis. This movie got it all! Is a space revision of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, and yes, it gets to the POP audiences like a ethical spectacle for the senses. And, indeed, still is. It's take on the power of the mind with its invisible metaphors and its great climax makes that the film goes deep in it's intentions.
FORBIDDEN PLANET is one of the classics you got to respect, love and experience.
Puke to the digital camera!
Character tale about a Young boy who is sexually confused, more than all because of his homophobic friends. He falls in love with some guy leading to tragedy.
Sometimes effective, but the movie don't move more from some erotic scenes and some disgusting , really shocking scenes, that you can't denied are well staged by director Simon Pearce. And the actors are good, mostly for being so young and handled this kind of material.
The problem is that the movie gets in one point totally ridiculous, and boring. The logic of the film tries to work in a tragedy manner, but it goes to the extreme of the melodramatic, and the main character is too much distasteful to be interested in it. The erotic scenes are just laughable and the digital camera cliché's juts annoy.
I think Larry Clark is a better option to get a recognizable, graphic but sincere portrait of adolescence problems.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Funny, terrifying. One of the masterpieces of the decade.
DRAG ME TO HELL is a funny, grotesque moral tale of a young woman (Alison Lohman)who get stalked by a demon because of the curse of an old dead gypsy. She got to find a way to kill the demon ... or she is going to be dragged to hell, literally.
Sam Raimi comes back, and my childhood memories too (EVIL DEAD II was one of my favorite pre-teen treasures). The movie forgets all about the Marbel comic hero that Raimi has to lived with for almost a decade. And after 20 years since the no so good ARMY OF DARKNESS, Raimi remembers his college years, his friends and his love for The Three Stooges.
Of course DRAG ME TO HELL is not a re-make in style of THE EVIL DEAD MOVIES. But in spirit, it is that an even more. The moral tale is actually very good, thanks to the Raimi(s) script and the screaming girl, Alison Lohman. There's no boring part, it's disgusting, bloody and very funny.
You don't have to fall in the same gum of loving movies remembering movies. But DRAG ME TO HELL is really original, it's, at the end, auteur cinema and is one of the most convincing, serious/stupid horror films of the decade.
SPOILER --- BTW, is obviously that there going to be people who don't going to like the ending. But really, do you really think it could end in another way?