Hello and welcome to my monthly movie recap! I’ve been into classic films lately, so I’ve got 5 pretty old films on the list this time, all ranging from very good to sublime. A rare month when I’ve got not a single mediocre or disappointing movie to report 🤔 As always, no spoilers.
Anatomy of a Murder (1959). This film is very good, even though it’s pretty long. James Stewart is great as always, the pacing is consistent, and overall the movie is a solid ‘A’. I wouldn’t say that I was blown away by it, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys courtroom drama crime films – it’s a gem in this specific genre.
Gone with the Wind (1939). This is one of the greatest films in history for a reason! I’d recommend it to anyone. The costumes, the writing, the acting – everything is sublime. I have nothing negative to say about it – it was very engaging the whole 4 hours. The story about Rhett and Scarlett is one of the greatest love stories ever written. All the accolades are well-deserved.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988). Another sublime film that I waited too long to watch. If you enjoy romantic drama films, historical setting and costumes, then this film is for you. I must say that this film is extremely aesthetically pleasing, too. The music is great, and the acting just left me speechless. I am very impressed!
Notorious (1946). Another solid film that I can’t rate as anything less than ‘very good’ and yet can’t call it ‘great’. I feel like this film doesn’t do any justice to the gorgeous Ingrid Bergman – she’s just too much for this role, too prominent, too strong, too gorgeous, too outstanding, her acting abilities are too prominent for this role too. She looks just so much better, in her own element, in, say, Stromboli. Anyway, not less than 7/10, but I wouldn’t want to watch it again – it’s just not an exciting, dynamic kind of film I enjoy.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962). Bette Davis and Joan Crawford – can any film handle this much talent? Both these actresses are just sublime, I really believe them, their portrayal of characters on-screen. It’s almost like they don’t act – they live their roles. I watched movies similar to this one in one way or another, but this is one of the classic films in this genre. To me, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? has a very similar vibe to the noir film Sunset Boulevard (1950). Overall, it’s not a happy movie, but it was very much worth my time.
Have you watched any of these movies and series? I would love to hear your opinion! As always, looking forward to reading and responding to your comments 💖
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