Archive for the ‘9.0’ Category

NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950)

Posted: May 11, 2011 in 1950s, 9.0, DVD, Home, New, Tally

Date viewed:  2/17/11

Venue:  Home (DVD)

Jules Dassin is quickly becoming one of my favorite directors.  The guy was way ahead of his time, and his movies have a sense of realism that is missing from even the (generally accepted) greatest movies of the period.

The fact he was blacklisted during the making of NIGHT AND THE CITY is a fucking travesty.

Rating:  9.0


Date viewed:  1/30/11

Venue:  Friend’s House (Blu-Ray)

HTTM has replaced DEATH PROOF as my go-to drunk watch for a reason — it’s hilarious.  Also, I love the characters and I continue to pick up on new jokes even though I’ve seen it at least five times already.  Craig Robinson and Rob Corddry steal the movie.

Rating:  9.0

INCEPTION (2010)

Posted: January 24, 2011 in 2010, 9.0, Blu-Ray, Home, Previously seen, Tally

Date viewed:  1/22/11

Venue:  Home (Blu–Ray)

Third viewing of INCEPTION, first time at home.  I still love it, but I’m not a fan of Marion Cotillard, and her sections of the film are beginning to wear on me.

Rating:  9.0

RIFIFI (1955)

Posted: January 3, 2011 in 1950s, 9.0, DVD, Home, New, Tally

Date: 1/2/11

Venue:  Home (DVD)

The granddaddy of the modern heist movie (I think) is dirty and mean and fun. It’s interesting to know that director Jules Dassin was actually an American exiled to France as a result of being blacklisted — RIFIFI clearly has more of an American mindset than French (compare with say…anything by Melville).

Rating: 9/10