It wasn't Moon.
Crazy DeNiro is better than tough DeNiro.
The Fog /
Why do the sailors have scythes and meat hooks?
Proto Bonnie and Clyde written by post HUAC Trumbo.
I think Wes Anderson took a lot of production design notes from this movie. Most notably Dennis Hopper's jumper suit.
Orson Welles is the king of awkward hidden agend conversations.
Man Bogart can be creepy.
I've been listening to The Pure Cinema Podcast and this movie came up as an under appreciated 80s high school movie in the vein of Better Off Dead. Better Off Dead is one of my favorite 80s movies so I was excited to see Three O'Clock High. While all of the elements are there some how Three O'Clock High doesn't work. The camera work and lighting is good. I think in some ways things aren't played big enough. Also, we aren't given enough background on the characters to care about them. Especially Jerry and Buddy. I liked Three O'Clock High well enough but I never need to see it again.
There is plenty of suspense in The Thing from Another World, I just wish that the creature itself was a little more frightening. Once you see it it is kind of a let down.
Wes Anderson is one of my favorite directors. He basically started making movies around the time I became aware of independent/ art movies in high school. I've liked all of his movies and I liked Isle of Dogs, but it isn't my favorite.
Another Marlowe movie. This one's based on The High Window, but doesn't even approach the level of the novel. The Brasher Doubloon isn't bad, just kind of boring in places. George Montgomery isn't the best Marlowe, but he certainly isnt the worst. There was enough to keep me watching, but I'll admit to a little web browsing a couple times.
I love prison escape movies. Le Trou is a really great one, and devastating. Poor Gaspard.
Aster gets a lot more screen time this time around. Hammet wrote the story for this movie too, which co stars a super young James Stewart.
The one interesting thing about this movie is that it is essentially all first person POV as Marlowe. Otherwise it is a terribly boring movie with one of the worst Marlowe interpretations I've seen. Too bad because I thought the book was really good.
This seemed like the kind of movie where they were like, -we've got acess to a pipe organ factory, an abandoned dance hall and boarding house what kind of movie should we make. in the best way.
Its always fun watching Michael Caine kick ass.
Robert Mitchem stars in, wrote the concept for and co-wrote the theme song to this movie. Plus, his son plays his brother in it. Crazy.