Well, this is becoming quite the challenge for me personally. I’ve now reached letter S having ploughed through 7 more movies. Revisiting La La Land for L was surprising in how much I enjoyed it and appreciated the story second time around, and would now rate it higher than my existing review. For M, Mission Impossible Fallout was an easy pick as I’d brought it on Blu-ray awhile back and not got around to watching it. Yes just as good if not better on second viewing.
Reaching N … I chose another Alfred Hitchcock classic, North By Northwest … an exciting man-in-the-wrong-place mystery thriller with Cary Grant that was a lot of fun. O was one my most disappointing movie of last year, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and although I enjoyed it a little bit more, it overall didn’t work for me and I stand by my initial review.
I recently reviewed Parasite, my letter P and was overall impressed with it, despite a somewhat far-fetched ending. Q was the mostly reviled Bond outing Quantum of Solace, a movie I still think is ok but the story is weak and unengaging even though Daniel Craig is still good and some of the action is great. Then we came to R and I chose the Spanish found-footage horror [REC] a movie I really like even if subsequent viewings do dilute the experience for me.
Now will I get the remaining 8 movies watched by June 30th? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I think I’ll get La La Land for myself on DVD, if they still release things on those!? I like North by North West but I always think the first half drags when building up (too much) suspense, what do you think?
I went into North by Northwest fairly blind so enjoyed the story. I thought the love story element was a bit cheesy and some of Grant’s lines to woo the woman… cringe. Otherwise I had fun, although yeah the first half went on a bit.
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Haha, yeah that all made me smile and cringe but I guess that was perfect for films at the time, which is kinda why I like it.