Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Thank you Mr. Currier and thank you Mr. Ives


THE BELLE OF NEW YORK

1952
Directed by Charles Walters
Written by Chester Erskine, Robert O'Brien, and Irving Elinson (based on the play by Hugh Morton)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Monday, May 24, 2021

World war zzzzzz


ARMY OF THE DEAD

2021
Directed by Zack Snyder
Written by Shay Hatten, Joby Harold, and Zack Snyder

Spoiler alert: moderate

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Damn your pores!


OXYGEN
aka Oxygène

2021
Directed by Alexandre Aja
Written by Christie LeBlanc

Spoiler alert: moderate

Friday, May 14, 2021

20 years ago, we took over their land, their cotton, and their daughter


THE LITTLE FOXES

1941
Directed by William Wyler
Written by Lillian Hellmann, Arthur Kober, Dorothy Parker, and Alan Campbell (based on the play by Lillian Hellmann)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Believe women, sure, but Bette Davis?


THE LETTER

1940
Directed by William Wyler
Written by Howard E. Koch (based on the play by W. Somerset Maugham)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Maybe I love her most when she's her meanest


JEZEBEL

1938
Directed by William Wyler
Written by Clements Ripley, Abem Finkel, and John Huston (based on the play by Owen Davis)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The love that dare not speak its name until halfway through the third act


THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

1961
Directed by William Wyler
Written by John Michael Hayes (based on the play by Lillian Hellmann)

THESE THREE

1936
Directed by William Wyler
Written by Lillian Hellmann (based on her play The Children's Hour)

Spoiler alert: moderate, maybe high

Sunday, May 2, 2021

I wouldn't want him if he were the last man on the campus


GOOD NEWS

1947
Directed by Charles Walters
Written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (based on the play by Lew Brown, Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, and Ray Henderson)

Spoiler alert: mild