July 20, 2011

Screening Log for June 2011

Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster (C+)
X-Men: First Class (A-, I have a thing for Fassbender and McAvoy, okay?)
Words and Music (B+)
Uncle Silas (B)
The Leech Woman (B+)
Death of a Scoundrel (B)
Adam and Evelyne (B+)
The Gay Sisters (B+/D+ ... basically, I can't make up my mind about this movie)
Trio (A-)
Winter's Bone (B+)
So Long at the Fair (A)
Requiem for a Heavyweight (A-)
Lizzie (C-)
The Robe* (C)
The Blue Lagoon (1949) (B, for guilty pleasure reasons)
The Actress* (A-)
The Grass is Greener* (B)
This Could Be the Night (B+)
Affair with a Stranger (B-/C+)
Young Bess* (B+, for nostalgic reasons)
Public Speaking (A-)
Water for Elephants (B+)
Angel Face* (A+)
Stage Fright (B)
A Bullet is Waiting (D+)
Footsteps in the Fog (B+)
She Couldn't Say No (C)
Home Before Dark (A-)
Life at the Top (B+)
Elmer Gantry* (B+)
Rodan (C)
The Blob (B+, the "plus" is for Steve McQueen)
The H-Man (C+)
The Clouded Yellow (B+)

*Movies I've seen before

July 2, 2011

So, I just ordered three Jean Simmons movies from the Warner Archive Collection...

... because I'm not ready to say goodbye to Jean Simmons! Jean was TCM's Star of the Month in June and I'm already beyond sad that June is now officially over. Farewell, SOTM Jean! I offer my admiring thoughts about Ms. Simmons HERE at Libertas in my latest Classic Movie Journal.

I also wax poetic about one of her best movies, ANGEL FACE (Preminger, 1952). It's as disturbing and genuinely shocking a film noir as any I've seen. In fact, back in the day Jean-Luc Godard included it as one of his ten best American films EVER, which is pretty freakin' high praise!