Archive for the ‘8.5’ Category

Date viewed:  2/19/11

Venue:  Home (Blu-Ray)

Alec Guinness in incredible here, in what has to be one of my favorite performances by an actor, ever.  The rest of THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI is appropriately “epic,” but I was surprised how quickly I was bored with the “commando” stuff compared to Guinness’ character’s behavior in the prison.

Rating:  8.5

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DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954)

Posted: January 4, 2011 in 1950s, 8.5, Home, New, NWI, Tally

Date viewed: 1/3/11

Venue: Home (NWI)

I still have approximately a million Hitchcock movies to see, but thus far, DIAL M FOR MURDER is possibly my favorite. I didn’t know it was adapted from a stage play prior to seeing it, but considering 95% of the movie takes place in one room, it wasn’t hard to guess. Regardless of the stagnant scenery, the dialogue is brilliant and had me completely enrapt.

Rating: 8.5