I got a lot of watching in this week – including a lot of classics. Hockey and basketball playoffs are about to begin, so maybe some small part of me thought it was time to stockpile some cinema…

…like a squirrel hoarding nuts for the winter.

Since much of my attention will likewise be turning to the new and the nonfiction, a lot of what I’ve been soaking up has been both classic and narrative.

Variety is the spice of life, right?

I would say more about this week’s tally, but I have a Malick film to write about this evening and I’m going to need a little bit more brainpower for that one than usual.

More soon, I promise.

 

Here’s the week at hand…

 

Screenings
THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE The world needs more Chastain.

 

Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE – Sweet lord, that walk up the staircase…
THE BLUE GARDENIA – I am loving Noir Alley, folks!
THE ROMAN SPRING OF MRS. STONE – Warren Beatty trying to do an Italian accent goes about as well as you’d expect.
DE PALMA – I can’t help but feel like the man was a teeny bit full of himself talking about his own work for 100 minutes.
REPO MEN – I’m beginning to enjoy my weekly doses of trash.
THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT – So now then, about LA LA LAND…

 

Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
PETE’S DRAGON I feel the urge to adopt a dog…
PUBLIC ENEMIES Underrated.
THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE – Lana Turner’s intro scene in this film might be one of the greatest in film history.
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! Still good (Bob), not great (Bob).

 

Boxscore for The Year
66 First-Timers, 35 Re-Watched
14 Screenings
101 Movies in Total

How’s about you – seen anything good?