G.B.F.. Darren Stein. 2013. ★★★★★☆
I think that concludes the “quirky high school” series within CM&C: Heathers, Jawbreaker, Mean Girls, G.B.F.. And this movie is the funniest one! I laughed a lot. It also kinda illustrates how much smoother lower-budget movies look now compared to 1988. Digital cameras in 2013 look good, and movies can use real music now (and not the “one guy with a synth” thing from the 80s (I guess licensing is saner now or something)).
Anyway. It’s hilaire. Totes feroshballs.
Champagne Cocktail: 😃
Isn’t that the other woman from Charmed?
Heathers. Michael Lehmann. 1988. ★★★★☆☆
The mother of all quirky high school movies. It’s not perfect, but there’s so much to like.
Añejo MANhattan: 😃
Hey… isn’t that that woman from Charmed?
Hey, it’s a Bande à part tribute scene!
I love that scene.
Simple Men. Hal Hartley. 1992. ★★★★☆☆
The Flower of My Secret. Pedro Almodóvar. 1995. ★★★☆☆☆
Easy Bourbon Tea: 😒
The Serpent’s Egg. Ingmar Bergman. 1977. ★★★☆☆☆
This was the only Bergman movie I hadn’t seen. It turned out to be the worst one he’s made, I think.
Yellow Fairy: 😒
Out of Rosenheim. Percy Adlon. 1987. ★★★★★☆
This is such a lovely movie. I loved it when I saw it 20 years ago, and I loved it even more this time.
Percy Adlon is a pretty unique director. I tried shopping for his early movies earlier this year, and they’re all basically just available in Germany. In German. This DVD had one subtitle (in German) and two audio tracks: in German and in … wait for it… “Bavarisch-amerikanisch”. The latter was mostly in English, so it was no problem.
I do know some German, but following a movie in German is beyond me. I watched Zuckerbaby (fantastic) in February, and I had a German-speaking friend do the translations. But why on Earth wouldn’t you just slap English subtitles on all DVDs you release? I mean, there’s a world out there, Germany! Geez!!!
Frosty Lemon Martini: 😃
Smoking in submarines… Those were the days…
Destination Tokyo. Delmer Daves. 1943. ★★★★☆☆
This is a vicious anti-Japanese propaganda movie. But it’s well made. I liked it quite a bit. It focused on the sailors to a surprising (and some may say boring) degree. But it’s quite exciting.
Lemon Highlander: 😃