128 – Touch of Evil (1958)

If only they'd blow this fucker up at the start of the film and not the other guy.

If only they’d blown this fucker up at the start of the film and not the other guy.

Orson Welles stars in the hot steamy pile of shit.My god this is one terrible film,from the guy who brought us Citizen Kane this is a travesty.The story is a weird one and takes about 25 minutes before you even get into it.Let me give you the gist of what it’s about.A car crossing the border from Mexico to America blows up just across the border(U.S.A) and the cops land in to see what’s the story.Meanwhile a Mexican cop and his new wife are entering the states on their honeymoon.He offers to help.The american cop is as bent as a dogs hind leg and only the Mexican can see this.While he’s helping with the car bomb case and investigating the cop his wife gets into all sorts of trouble with some ‘dope heads’ who drug her,blow “reefer” smoke on her and all other kinds of shit.Then the cops arrest her for drug charges because they can “practically smell the dope on her”.Fucking retarded.And the bad guy is some kind of Gomez Addams looking dude.I wouldn’t place this film on the top 1000.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  TOUCH OF EVIL?TOUCH OF SHIT MORE LIKE.

136 – Strangers on a Train (1951)

i was framed i tell ye,framed!

i was framed i tell ye,framed!

The best Hitchcock so far and once again it’s about ‘the perfect murder’.All three films I’ve watched so far have pretty much the same story.Guy thinks he has the perfect crime,commits said crime,blabs about it in public and gets caught.What makes this one a step above the others are all the clever camera effects he uses.Here’s a few I’ll mention:The one in the picture of the murder reflected in the victims glasses that lay on the ground,the lighter glowing in the woman’s eyes in a later scene and finally the scene where Guy hits Bruno in the face.The film is called Strangers on a Train but the title is incorrect.While Guy knows nothing about Bruno,Bruno knows everything about Guy.You see Guy is a tennis player and has some celebrity status and is in the media.The basis plot is they both have someone they want dead so why not switch.Criss-cross.Bruno is serious and follows through much to Guys amazement. In the end Bruno turns out to be a mental case.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    8.3
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  SO MANY FILMS HAVE RIFFED ON THIS PLOT.WATCH THE ORIGINAL.

154 – The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

who farted in the elevator?

who farted in the elevator?

Wow.That was fucking dark.Here we have an Argentinian film from a few years back.It’s a psychological thriller and is told through flashbacks and current day.A former councellor or detective is writing his memoirs and its basically tall about this one case he had back in the mid 70’s.The case is a brutal rape homicide.There’s a rape scene about 4 minutes in.It’s only like 3-4 seconds but it fucking jilted me.i had to stop the film and type some other shit to take my mind off it.Normally i turn off a film if there’s a rape or something.does bode well with me,i loose fate in humanity  Any who the film runs for just over 2 hours and just when you think its over there’s it’s not.i wont spoil it.As i said the film spans 25 years with the same actors,the make-up and aging looks very good.Best I’ve seen.Go watch this film,the subs i had for it were a bit wonky so have a look around online there might be some better ones.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  THERES ONE LONG ZOOM SHOT INTO THE FOOTBALL STADIUM.GREAT.

165 – The Big Sleep (1946)

is that lara crofts house? lara  the clock thing is under the satirs

is that lara crofts house? lara the clock thing is under the satirs

Wow.Now that was a good film.Your man Humphrey Bogart is fucking deadly in this.The film has a desent musical score.The lighting is wicked and Humphreys character has some great one liners.The greasy looking fucker from The Killing is in it.And like The Killing he gets killed.Fucking hilarious when the guy slaps the chick around the face.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     8.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  GREAT.TOO GOOD FOR 1946.

201 – Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

boiled eggs and beer,the breakfast of champions

boiled eggs and beer,the breakfast of champions

James Stewart is a lawyer in this one,wait a second didn’t i just see this a week ago? Nope.This is another film where Jimmy plays a lawyer.The whole film revolves around a murder and how he tries to get his client off.What causes the murder is when the guys wife gets raped.You think it would be an emotional and sad story but the rape is dealt with like it’s nothing.I know it’s set in 59 but i found the whole thing a bit uneasy.During parts of the film you think you’ll have it figured out and predict twists and turns or something like that,but the final 15 minutes seals the deal.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.6
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –    MAYBE
OVERALL     –  NOT BAD.MINIONS WIFE IS A STUNNER.

203 – Sleuth (1972)

the clown from Slipknot had fallen on harsh times

the clown from Slipknot had fallen on harsh times

Great film.Another play to film adaptation.There seems to good few on the list,in the last 10 or so any ways. This one features 2 actors; Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.Great performances by both.It tells the story of a crime writer who invites his wifes bit on the side over for a chat in which he propositions him with a scam.Do a fake break in steal my jewels and i’ll do an insurance claim,you fuck off with my wife with 170,00 quid ill get 250,000 on the claim.But there’s an ulterior motives.The writer is an eccentric game player with a flair for the flamboyant but Caine has a plan too.Well acted,doesn’t seem like a 40 year old film.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  A REALLY GOOF FILM.

204 – Rope (1948)

any requests ?

any requests ?

Hitchcock.This is quite a short film and seems like you’re watching a play adaptation; one location,lots of dialogue and not much action.It’s also a colour film made in 1948 so it looks a bit weird in the beginning but you get used to it after 20 minutes.The film’s meant to be one continuous shot but you can see where they cut it about 4-5 times where they zoom into something black and then zoom back out.The stories a simple one;two guys,one a shrewd ass and one a nervous wreck,kill a man for the sheer thrill of if.The perfect murder.Except they leave clues everywhere,talk about killing,set up his girlfriend with another friend,have a party with the body in the room,look over at the body when someone mentions the corpses name and a thousand other fuck ups.These guys are clowns.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.1
SEEN BEFORE     –    NO
RECOMMEND?     –    NO
OVERALL     –  OKAY,A GOOD HOW NOT TO DO THE PERFECT CRIME.

235 – Mystic River (2003)

Stop trying to hit me and HIT ME !

Stop trying to hit me and HIT ME !

I wouldn’t be a big fan of Clint Eastwood as a director but this one’s not too bad.I’m not a fan of the whole child rape aspect of Mystic River,it’s a bit depressing but once you gEt over the first scene and into the rest of the story its okay.Set in Boston Sean Penns characters daughter turns up dead and etc etc etc.I watched the credits to see if Penn had a hand in producing or something like that because i wouldn’t have cast him as the lead , but no other credit.When he gets all emotional he loses control of his voice/mouth and comes across all I AM SAM or Rainman.Check out his glasses too , very 1990.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6
SEEN BEFORE     –     MAYBE
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –    ONE FOR YOUR PARENTS

236 – Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Kristen Stewart?How the fuck did you get in this film?

Kristen Stewart?How the fuck did you get in this film?

Another oldie. I’m not sure if things were well different back in 1943 but i initially wouldn’t have thought so but this film seems weird for a few reasons.This one portrays women as blithering idiots who seem content with being just another dumb woman.The relationship between uncle Charlie and his niece in the first half of the film seems creepy and unnatural.The score at the beginning is too much,you shouldn’t need a thousand strong string section to create tension where there is none.My ears were almost bleeding.The film just didn’t work for me : I was totally aware I was watching a film.A shit one at that.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     3.8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     NOT A GOOD SHOW

244 – In the heat of the night (1967)

This is Spartaaaaaaa!

This is Spartaaaaaaa!

Set in Mississippi in the 60’s,this film is about racism.Mr Tibbs is a black police officer for Philadelphia who is passing through a backward hick town when he gets mistaken for a suspect in a murder case.Once they find out he’s one of the best homicide detectives in his city he gets roped into helping.Now this is a GREAT film.Some spot on acting form Sidney Poitier ,his best work since Lethal weapon in my option.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     8
SEEN BEFORE     –     NOPE
RECOMMEND?     –     FUCK YEAH
OVERALL     –     COTTON PICKINGLY GREAT,BOY.