Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) and Wife Versus Secretary (1936)

Watched January 21, 2012 Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011): 3.7/5 This review contains a few spoilers of minor elements of the film. Also, keep in mind that I have not read the book! Let’s start with the positives: Newcomer Thomas Horn as Oskar, Max von Sydow as The Renter and John Goodman in the… Read More Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011) and Wife Versus Secretary (1936)

Mixed bag: A Summer Place (1959), Midnight (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 13, 2012 Watched January 8, 2012 A Summer Place (1959): 5/5; When I see the name “Sandra Dee” attached to a film, I expect something pretty fluffy. As much as I love her, most of her roles were very light entertainment – cute, fun films that are highly enjoyable to… Read More Mixed bag: A Summer Place (1959), Midnight (1939), The Lady Eve (1941), Happy Go Lovely (1951)

Mixed bag: Cain and Mabel (1936), Tempest (1982), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Pillow Talk (1959), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Love Story (1970), Lover Come Back (1961)

Originally published on recollective.tumblr.com, January 7, 2012 Watched January 5, 2012 Cain and Mabel (1936): 3/5; This movie as a whole didn’t grab me. Clark Gable and Marion Davies are captivating as usual, but I could tell how the film was going to play out the minute I started watching (despite my DVR clipping the… Read More Mixed bag: Cain and Mabel (1936), Tempest (1982), Send Me No Flowers (1964), Pillow Talk (1959), Tenth Avenue Angel (1948), Love Story (1970), Lover Come Back (1961)