I dropped the ball last week and didn’t get around to posting a “Week in TV” post. So now I’m posting two week’s worth of TV watching. Lucky for you guys, Shocktober has kind of taken control, so my TV watching has been considerably low. So here is what I’ve been watching for the last couple weeks. Enjoy.
- Duck Soup, 1933 - ★★★½ July 13, 2020Fun and zany. This was my first experience watching the Marx Brothers. I'm impressed. However, a lot of the humor didn't land as hard as the work I've seen of the likes of Chaplin or Laurel & Hardy.
- After Hours, 1985 - ★★★★½ July 13, 2020Blew me away. The escalation of Paul's night from bland to horrible while maintaining the momentum of the movie's frantic energy was incredible. So good!
- Seven Days in May, 1964 - ★★★★ July 13, 2020Really loved this political thriller. The drama and tension is 100% dialogue based and Frankenheimer's direction makes it so intense. Serling’s script is wonderful in that it moves the story along briskly and with dialogue that is so immersive and engaging. Loved it.Will be reviewing it in a special "between seasons" ep of my solo podcast Anth […]
- Relic, 2020 - ★★★ July 10, 2020Impressive debut from a technical and tonal perspective. I enjoyed the slow burn and was engaged with the family dynamic and the grandmother's deteriorating mental state. Surprisingly, when the movie shifts to a more terror laden haunted house story, my interest dropped quite a bit.
- Sweetheart, 2019 - ★★★ June 28, 2020Pretty cool creature feature. The first reveal of the creature is really freaking cool. Good suspense, strong protagonist (Kiersey Clemons nails the quiet, sole survivor performance through a big chunk of the movie).
- Oculus, 2013 - ★★★½ June 28, 2020Really impressive. Wasn't prepared for the movie to so effortlessly glide through two timelines. Really incredible storytelling.
- Duck Soup, 1933 - ★★★½ July 13, 2020