10 Word Review – Angel Has Fallen

Mixed. Action. Expected. Same. Uninteresting. Nolte. Perabo. Freeman. Unsurprising. No.

10 Word Review – Hustlers

Lopez. Desperation. Money. Strippers. Scam. Tragic. Moments. Sad. Vapid. No.

10 Word Review – Sunset Boulevard

Dramatic. Moody. Overacted. Miserable. Sparring. Swanson. Close. Obsession. Madness. Yes.

10 Word Review – The Sisters Brothers

Silly. Forgettable. Disappointing. Violent. Unnecessary. Spider. Bear. Ridiculous. Unending. No.

AFI Top 100 (and the 400 Nominees)

I decided, since I’m a film lover and also a total nerd, to visit the AFI Top 100 Films from the U.S. to see which I’d seen and which ones I still need to see. I’ve seen 74 out of 100 and found some glaring gaps in my film repertoire, things that were missing that shouldn’t be. In the interest of continuing my movie education and also to see some great films I’ve not seen, I’m working my way through them. The first, going down the list from 1 to 100, was The Graduate. I watched it yesterday. I couldn’t believe I’d never seen it, but feel that way about a lot of the films on the list I haven’t seen yet. The next… On The Waterfront. I’m looking forward to this adventure.

Next on the list, after finishing the top 100 will be to look at the 400 nominees for that list and start knocking those off. I’ve seen some of those as well, but defintely not all. There is some good movie watching in my future!

10 Word Review – The Graduate

Visual. Music. Quiet. Angst. Ennui. Drifting. Direction. Light. Bancroft. Hoffman. Yes.

10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Sideways

Wine. Giamatti. Buddy. Sad. Depressed. Countryside. Madson. Writing. Smart. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Almost Famous

Fun. Poignant. Hudson. Writing. Music. Direction. Human. Characters. Autobiographical. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Kindness. Human. Love. Respect. Empathy. Caring. Validating. Joy. Depth. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Profound. Vital. Emotional. Force. Powerful. Presence. Intelligence. Voice. Spirit. YES.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Hilarious. Buddy. Misfits. Witty. Timing. Kudrow. Sorvino. Fun. Heart. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: A Year in the Quiet Sun

Sad. Grace. Lonely. Ache. Language. Silence. Hue. Cast. Love. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Cane River

Found. Mood. Hue. Cast. Feel. Lost. Jenkins. South. Ending. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Cold War

Beautiful. Framing. Actors. Riveting. Music. Time. Moving. Tragic. Monochrome. YES.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Sebastian

Short. Emotional. Poignant. Elegant. Heart. Sweet. Excellent. Thoughtful. Hue. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Bound

Stylish. Noir. Tilly. Gershon. Suspense. Mood. Writing. Smart. Direction. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Rachel Getting Married

Music. Writing. Hathaway. Realism. Family. Dysfunction. Winger. Direction. Uncomfortable. Yes.

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99/365

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Cœur fidèle

Beautiful. Close-ups. Dire. Melancholy. Silent. Petite. Paul. Music. Alloy. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest: Amazing Grace

Exquisite. Uplifting. Music. Amazing. Real. Riveting. Franklin. Pitch. Feel. Yes

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10 Word Review – Roma

Quiet. Beautiful. Poignant. Setting. Mood. Subtle. Family. Luminous. Vibrant. Yes.

10 Word Review: Colette

Knightley. Cast. Biopic. Interesting. Savvy. Writers. Repressed. Ground-breaking. Strong. Yes.

10 Word Review – Ebertfest – Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

RumbleMeaningful. Surprising. Music. Wonderful. Sad. Truth. History. Stories. Influence. Yes.

10 Word Review – Ebertfest – The Big Lebowski

lebowskiWit. Man. Abides. Chaotic. Mellow. Fun. Storytelling. Coens. Bowling. Yes.

10 Word Review – Ebertfest – Rambling Rose

RamblingSweet. Dern. Cast. Touching. Warm. Funny. Heart. South. Progressive. Yes.