230 – Nosferatu (1922)

like a crap iPhone filter

like a crap iPhone filter

Nosferatu is the story of Bram Stokers which was published about 30 or so years earlier.All in all Nosferatu is a good film and well ahead of it’s time.It has some really good sequences that you wouldn’t expect from a film of it’s time.The only things i can pick at are the length of the overall film and the duration of the text cuts with some being way to long for what’s displayed on the screen,also the way in some scenes the guy is walking around in broad daylight but in others he can’t stand the light and even dies when it hits him in the end.The film gives the felling you’re watching a college students project made in the 1990’s. Something to do with the low budget and the felling from the filters.The image and clarity is amazing with most of it looking crystal clear.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.1
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     MAYBE
OVERALL     –    GOOD,BUT KNOCK 30 MINUTES OFF IT AND IT’D BE BETTER

233 – Bring Up Baby (1938)

Hanging with a leopard.

Hanging with a leopard.

This one gave me a headache.I can’t see how someone could have sat  through this in a cinema.Its about this fast talking scatterbrained woman and this mild mannered pushover dinosaur bone guy (Grant) and a leopard that escapes.Hi-jinks ensue.Let me save you 97 minutes of your life;they fall in love by the end and kiss.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     BAD

234 – Manhattan (1979)

Knobs

Knobs

This is a Woody Allen film.I thought i didn’t like woody,i think i probably watched one of his films 15 years ago and just didn’t get his humour,but not i think it’s not so bad.Its got a few good Jew jokes.A bit self deprecating.The films about some New York hipster type intellectuals and their interaction and relationships with each other.The plot is a 42 year old guy is dating a 17 year old and dumps her to pursue another chick closer her age then changes his mind and tries to get the teenager back but it’s too late because she’s leaving for England.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     NOT THE WORST,A FEW GOOD LINES IN IT

237 – Big Fish (2003)

Mr. Pink

Mr. Pink

This one’s about a man who’s bitten by a radioactive fish and then turns into a big fish who runs for president.Not.Nah it’s about a man dying who’s life story is told by way of embellishments, half truths and  compulsive lies.AnotherTim ~Burton film so you know its going to be a bit out there,some crap things about the film was Ewan McGregors accent.That southern drawl annoyed the crap out of me.Plus Helena Bothnam Carter playing 3 characters or 3 instances of the same charter and trying to be a love interest , with that face?Steve Buscemi delivers another spot-on performance .

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     MIGHT BE GOOD FOR KIDS

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.