Sunday, September 25, 2022

What a hiatus

Quick note made under the perhaps misguided apprehension anyone cares: I've let this lay fallow for I think the longest hiatus in the blog's history, not through any particular designsure, the pervasive "what is the point?" demotivation that hits me whenever I compare Kinemalogue's readership to, for example, the viewership of even the dumbest YouTube morons, is probably some kind of causal factor, but not the causal factorbut because 1)I've been charged with a downright unusual amount of overtime work for my firm and 2)some manner of illness that I don't think was covid, but, shit, might've been a bacterial sinus infection that opened a door for covid.  Either way, I feel pretty poorly.  (These don't contradict each other that much: the lack of satisfaction or interest are perennial bummers, but my George Jetson "click the button every few minutes" job has its upsides, too.)

Anyway, that's all.  Regular programming should resume at some point soon whenever I work up the energy to puts words to paper for an already half-complete review of Tora! Tora! Tora! (more Fleischer, yeah!) and a review of Don't Worry Darling (sure do wish I liked that movie more, given how much life YouTube morons sucked from it in pursuit of their parasitic work).  Go with God, you amorphous, largely-invisible people that I pretend exist!

Monday, September 5, 2022

Have a nice trip, see you next


FALL

2022
Directed by Scott Mann
Written by Jonathan Frank and Scott Mann

Spoilers: moderate

Friday, September 2, 2022

Cat


BEAST

2022
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Written by Ryan Engle and Jamie Primak Sullivan

Spoilers: mild

Sunday, August 28, 2022

A planetary romance


FIRE OF LOVE

2022
Directed by Sara Dosa
Written by Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyn Casper, and Sara Dosa

Spoilers: big N/A

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

A boy and his deer


THE YEARLING

1946
Directed by Clarence Brown
Written by Paul Osborn and John Lee Mahin (based on the novel by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

Spoilers: moderate

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Cardboard Science: B-I-G


THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN

1957
Directed by Bert I. Gordon
Written by Mark Hanna, George Worthing Yates, and Bert I. Gordon

Spoilers: moderate

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Monday, June 27, 2022

Faces of death


SINISTER

2012
Directed by Scott Derrickson
Written by C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson

Spoilers: high

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Neigh


INTERNATIONAL VELVET

1978
Written and directed by Bryan Forbes

Spoilers: moderate

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Days of thunder


NATIONAL VELVET

1944
Directed by Clarence Brown
Written by Theodore Reeves, Helen Deutsch, and Howard Dimsdale (based on the novel by Enid Bagnold)

Spoilers: high

Sunday, June 12, 2022

I killed a man who I hated today


REVENGE

1990
Directed by Tony Scott
Written by Jim Harrison and Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (based on the novella by Jim Harrison)

Spoilers: moderate

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

I, not forgetting, "Till death do us part," was outrageously happy, with death in my heart


THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

1944
Directed by Clarence Brown
Written by Claudine West, Jan Lustig, George Froeschel, and Robert Nathan (based on the verse novel by Alice Duer Miller)

Spoilers: moderate

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The need for speed


TOP GUN: MAVERICK

2022
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Written by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie

Spoilers: moderate

Monday, May 30, 2022

Pop quiz, hotshots


ONLY THE BRAVE

2017
Directed by Joseph Kosinki
Written by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer (based on the GQ article "No Exit" by Sean Flynn)

Spoilers: moderate

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022

Bela Lugosi is dead


THE HUNGER

1983
Directed by Tony Scott
Written by Ivan Davis and Michael Thomas (based on the novel by Whitley Strieber)

Spoilers: moderate perhaps tipping over into high

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Rio, Rififi-style


GRAND SLAM
aka Ad ogna costi (At Any Cost)

1967
Directed by Giuliano Montaldo
Written by Mino Roli

Spoilers: moderate

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

To conscript a thief


THEY MET IN BOMBAY

1941
Directed by Clarence Brown
Written by John H. Kafka and Edwin Justus Mayer

Spoilers: moderate

Friday, May 6, 2022

Mr. and Mrs. Smith


COME LIVE WITH ME

1941
Directed by Clarence Brown
Written by Virginia Van Upp and Patterson McNutt

Spoilers: moderate

Monday, April 25, 2022

In the multiverse of sadness


EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

2022
Written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Spoilers: moderate, though if you're from a universe where obvious things aren't obvious, it's high

Sunday, April 17, 2022

The fifth famous dan (er, not Zhang Junqiu)


FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

1993
Directed by Chen Kaige
Written by Lu Wei and Lilian Lee (based on the novel by Lilian Lee)

Spoilers: moderate, maybe high

Monday, April 11, 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Write what you know


THE LOST CITY

2022
Directed by Adam Nee and Aaron Nee
Written by Seth Gordon, Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, and Aaron Nee

Spoilers: moderate

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Man makes the clothes


THE OUTFIT

2022
Directed by Graham Moore
Written by Jonathan McClain and Graham Moore

Spoilers: moderate

Monday, March 21, 2022

Garbo fucks


FLESH AND THE DEVIL

1927
Directed by Clarence Brown
Written by Benjamin Glazer and Marian Ainslee (based on the novel The Undying Past by Hermann Sudermann)

Spoilers: moderate

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Evil woman


THE TEMPTRESS

1926
Directed by Fred Niblo and Mauritz Stiller
Written by Dorothy Farnum and Marian Ainslee (based on the novel A Land For All by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez)

Spoilers: moderate

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

On the other side of the water


TORRENT

1926
Directed by Monta Bell
Written by Dorothy Farnum, Katherine Hilliker, and H.H. Caldwell (based on the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez)

Spoilers: moderate

Saturday, March 5, 2022

I love college. I love everything about it.


DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS

1998
Directed by Alan Cohn
Written by Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder, Michael Traeger, and Mike White

Spoilers: moderate

Monday, February 28, 2022

What a disaster: The lateral inferno


CITY ON FIRE

1979
Directed by Alvin Rakoff
Written by Jack Hill, Dave Lewis, and Céline La Frenière

Spoilers: moderate

Friday, February 25, 2022

Sunday, February 20, 2022

What a disaster: Can't you see the morning after?


BEYOND THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

1979
Directed by Irwin Allen
Written by Nelson Gidding (based on the novel by Paul Gallico)

Spoilers: moderate

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dead again


DEATH ON THE NILE

2022
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Written by Michael Green (based on the novel by Agatha Christie)

Spoilers: moderate

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Until I find who did this, my heart will have no feelings and no mercy


THE BLAZING SUN
aka Sira Fi al-Wadi (Struggle In the Valley); aka The Blazing Sky

1954
Directed by Youssef Chahine
Written by Ali El Zorkani and Helmy Halim

Spoilers: moderate