Favorite films

  • To Be or Not to Be
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Scarlet Empress
  • Double Indemnity

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  • Old

    ★★★

  • The Ladykillers

    ★★★

  • A Fish Called Wanda

  • Clue

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  • The Ladykillers

    The Ladykillers

    ★★★

    Good movie, with the same limits I always encountered in classic comedies from UK authors so far.
    On paper they look brilliant, the setting is always cozy and inviting, and the mood is perfect. Small problem is they are never really funny.
    Being those I've watched from Lean and Hitchcock I thought it was because they were not doing their thing. Now I must think it is endemic;
    I suppose it was inappropriate in UK to laugh your ass out, until the Monthy Python.

  • My Cousin Vinny

    My Cousin Vinny

    ★★★★½

    It's not easy to make a comedy. Of all the genres, it is the one where the passage from paper to film it is the most difficult and uncertain. Jokes could come out not as funny as they appears on the script, the comic timing is impossible to predict, and the choice of the wrong actors could vanify every other good thing.

    Once every few years there is always the underdog comedy, that gets everything perfect: it is released at…

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  • The Thin Man

    The Thin Man

    ★★★★★

    Aaaaaw, what a surprise, what a movie.
    I'm into the golden age of Hollywood, but I always snubbed this gem not seeing any 'triple A' people involved... boy was I wrong.
    I just put it on because I needed something to go to sleep with, and I discovered one of my favorite movies of the 30's, if not ever.

    I have not seen many movies of the genre, but the mistery-comedy always left me satisfied. 'The Thin Man' is on…

  • Ziegfeld Girl

    Ziegfeld Girl

    ★★★½

    Haven't seen a movie from the Golden Age in quite a long time, and recent talking here in the site(*) brought me back to my senses: I should see these films more often, since this is where I belong.

    I chose Ziegfeld Girl because it was the last movie left to see on a Judy Garland Boxset bought some time ago, and it proved to be a great choice, both for the actors involved and the movie itself.

    Concerning the…