1. DEAD RECKONING-1947
Classic Film Noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott as the Femme fatale. Worth a look for sure. Putting a woman in the pocket came from Bogie himself.
2. THAT HAMILTON WOMAN-1941
Love this film and now own it! Winston Churchill's favourite film. First film starring Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh when they were husband and wife. Based on the great love affair between Lord Horatio Nelson and The stunning Lady Hamilton. Vivien owns this film! I watched the commentary too.
3. THE DEBT COLLECTOR-2018
I could only find this clip in another language...it doesn't matter because it's meh. Dude who can fight is hired to collect on debts with a fellow debt collector for shady people. Not a good one.
4. BATTLE OF BRITAIN-1969
Excellent movie on this battle that was a decisive moment in the 2nd World War. It had some funny bits, very sad bits and great aerial photography. Great cast with Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine, Ian McShane etc...
5. MCKENZIE'S BREAK-1970
POW camp filled with Germans, led by Helmut Griem, have the better of the British commander until Irish bad boy, Brian Keith, comes to bring order and find the tunnel. Better than I thought it would be and I love Brian Keith.
Ughh...Eric Roberts makes some bad shit...and this is one of them. For a TV flick the effects weren't bad.
7. WILD BILL-1995
I enjoyed this western starring Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin and John Hurt about the final days of the legendary Wild Bill Hickcok. Well acted with some funny bits but showing the true dirt of this era.
8. FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE-1978
This film takes off a year or so later after The Guns of Navarone (with Gregory Peck) where Robert Shaw plays the Peck part and Edward Fox played David Niven's part. Harrison Ford is the young man who feels he must babysit the elder 2. The job...blow up a bridge so the Nazis can't use it. I prefer the Guns with Peck as Ford seems to overact. Robert Shaw died shortly after making this film at age 51.
Had no desire to see this but, it was up for Oscars and everyone seemed to like it so, I watched it. It's excellent!Timothy Chalomet plays the gifted, young man who is to lead something or someone. he dreams of Zendaya who lives on a ghastly planet with plenty of sand but no beach but it has giant worms.
10. THE KINGSMAN-2021
This is an enjoyable prequel to the Kingsmen movies about how this secret service started. Ralph Fiennes is always excellent. A fun, but with sad moments, film that is worth a look.
11. THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE-2021
Who remembers the debacle of this religious couple who brought in millions of bucks for themselves? I do and I remember seeing her makeup and just in shock that her eyes did not explode from all that mascara. Not a great movie but a good one and Jessica was really good as the very perky Tammy.
12. THE QUICK AND THE DEAD-1987
I believe there are 3 westerns called "The Quick and the Dead." This stars Sam Elliott (be still my heart) as a cowboy/gun man who takes it upon himself to protect this family (Tom Conti and Kate Capshaw) who are being followed by some very unsavoury characters. This is a really good western, much better than that dreck starring Sharon Stone, and worth taking a look. A good old fashioned western and I love these plus the newer ones.
13. WEST SIDE STORY-2021
A remake of the Oscar Winning 1961 film of the same name that stared Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno but I prefer this new version better! That says a lot because normally, remakes are the opposite. Great dancing but you still feel the kids are threatening. Worth a look for sure.
A really good biography starring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha as she rises from obscurity to major stardom and all the pitfalls that can happen. She should have been nominated.
Excellent film based on Kenneth Branagh's early life growing up during the major tensions that were occurring in Ireland at the time. The kid who plays Kenneth, Jude Hill, is excellent and I love all the acting in this film. The cinematography is also just brilliant.
16. NIGHTMARE ALLEY-2021
Love this movie about a conman who finds his way onto one of those travelling circus/fairs/freakshows back in the 1930s and finds a way to make a name for himself but at a high cost. Great acting by Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blachett and others. This is a remake but another good one and one I wanted to win for best cinematography.
I heard people making fun of this film so I wasn't sure but I love animal movies. I am so glad I saw it because it has more depth than the trailer puts out. Both are suffering from PTSD but Channing Tatum wants to get back into action and can, if he brings this dog to Arizona to his former owner's funeral and then bring it to a base to be euthanized. The comedy is quite funny but the drama end is very touching. Worthy to see.
Long one...I know. Have you seen any?