Well, bigger break between posts then I’d meant there. Got caught up in drink and talk. Anyhow, onward!
Movies I’ve Seen Lately That I Cared Enough About To Form An Opinion On
The Way We Were – Hmm. Not feeling manly admitting I’ve seen that one. It was… good, overall. I played the first half hour while ironing, because I wanted to have seen it but not so much to actually see it. It wasn’t until a few days later when I watched the rest of it that I realized Streisand’s character was totally fucking annoying for the first half. She was way better in the second half, but until then Hubbell could seriously not take her out to meet friends cause there’d be five minutes of casual conversation before she’d start hollering, “HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE TALK ABOUT HIGHBALLS WHEN OUR GOVERNMENT WON’T ACCEPT COEXISTENCE AS THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO ATOMIC WAR?!?” Better still, after they break up, she calls him up and more or less nags him until they start dating her again. Oh, those misty water coloured memories.
The Thin Man – Great stuff. Basically: unapologetically boozy ex-detective returns from retirement and solves a crime. There’s great banter between the detective and his wife (previously mentioned here). As far as the crime goes—I couldn’t describe the central mystery to you to save my life, but that’s how most detective stories go with me. How it’s told is way more interesting than the central crime. I loved L.A. Confidential, but I don’t have a fucking clue what that movie was actually about.
All The President’s Men – Fantastic—except it seemed to just end an hour shy of when it should have. Resolved in the same way that Unbreakable was resolved. (Poorly, and with lazy use of summary text.) Either I read someone saying that it was the best representation of how a newspaper actually works, or I made that line up myself. I’ll pretend it was the latter. Also, if I was a woman, I’d be strangely attracted to a youthful, long-haired Dustin Hoffman. I’m just saying.