The Red Shoes - People had kittens when this move was restored, and that was the first time I think I'd heard of it. I missed its theatrical release but caught the movie on cable this week. A movie that I was expecting to be "good" turned out to be truly a great movie. Just masterfully handled.
|yes, its a movie about ballet, but... uh... yeah, its a tough guy movie with, uh aliens and helicopters and stuff, too. Totally my usual thing.|
Kiss Me Deadly - Man, this is the strangest damned movie I've seen in a long, long time. 50% detective, 25% celebration of sociopath, 20% noir and 5% sci-fi, of all the damned things. I have very mixed feelings on this movie, but its really hard to ignore.
In a Lonely Place - Bogart and Gloria Grahame, directed by Nicolas Ray. Its filed under noir, and I think I can see why, but its a great thriller/ character study and gets past the veneer of most noir and can feel almost awkward in parts as the characters tumble into distrust and their own miscommunications.