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Location: portland, oregon, USA
|72 T8||It Happened One Night (1934) - Dec 09, 2013|
|70 T7||Something Wild (1986) - Dec 08, 2013
"A throwback screwball comedy that partially confuses itself with a mid-period David Lynch film (via Ray Liotta channeling Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet/everyone in Wild At Heart)."
|49 T5||The Palm Beach Story (1942) - Dec 07, 2013
"It's hard not to love a train full of drunk men shooting guns, but still the over-reliance on broad slapstick humor and goofy caricatures (racial and otherwise) prevents this from really getting off the ground. Also that ending seriously..."
|76 T8||My Man Godfrey (1936) - Dec 04, 2013
"Carole Lombard in this movie > every 'manic pixie dream girl' Zooey Deschanel has ever played. Plus there's some commentary on economic inequality. It's a win-win situation!"
|52 T6||All About Eve (1950) - Dec 02, 2013
"Mankiewicz sure can write. But boy, is this long. It doesn't help much that none of the characters are very likable, and that the whole thing, as deliciously witty as it is, is also rather heavy-handedly smug and cynical and melodramatic at the same time. Also, Bette Davis looks like a sad Boston terrier..."
|71 T7||The Philadelphia Story (1940) - Dec 02, 2013
"The ending felt unearned, but drunk Jimmy Stewart was great..."
|40 T4||Nothing Sacred (1937) - Nov 30, 2013
"With a script by Ben Hecht and featuring "novelty swing by Raymond Scott" on the soundtrack, this seems like it should be great, but unfortunately it falls pretty short. The sheer unabashed cynicism of it is almost weirdly impressive, but also one-dimensional and basically mean-spirited. Also there's some pretty problematic racial humor."
|68 T7||People Will Talk (1951) - Nov 30, 2013
"Verges on corny toward the end, but ultimately it won me over with it's sheer unabashed good-heartness, much like the ridiculously noble hero Grant plays. The fact that the dialogue is very sharp verging on outright philosophical at times, and that the performances are amusingly stylized doesn't hurt either."
|85 T9||The Daytrippers (1996) - Nov 29, 2013
"Before Superbad and Adventureland (both movies which are better than they needed to be within the boundaries of their limited form), Mottola's first film is outright great, on par with the early work of Noah Baumbach or Whit Stillman, but with an even greater (dare i say Mike Leigh-level?) sense of empathetic humanism invested in every carefully-written character. Unfortunately it doesn't really have a proper ending but the flaw is minor."
|54 T6||Party Girl (1995) - Nov 29, 2013
"Way more fun than it has any right to be, largely due to Posey. "
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
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