Thursday, March 01, 2007

February movies

Film of the month: Withnail and I (1987, UK)
For some reason I'd never seen this dark comedy (I pride myself in seeing all the cult films after all) about two impoverished, out of work actors who go on a massive drunk in the countryside. I've never been a fan of Richard E. Grant but I admit he is absolutely dead on as the ranting, bitter and falling apart Withnail. After I saw this I found out Daniel Day-Lewis turned down the role of Withnail and I'm such a fan of his I'd loved to see his take. But, Grant is so good he couldn't have been much better. This is really English in its humor and quite funny & is February's film of the month.

The entire list of movies I saw in February, in order and with my rating (1-5).

Hell In the Pacific (1968, USA)--3
The Painted Veil (2006, USA)--4
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006, USA)--3.5
American Hardcore (2006, USA)--3.5
Noises Off (1992, USA)--3
The Wild Blue Yonder (2005, Germany)--3
Who the Fuck Is Jackson Pollock (2006, USA)--3
Withnail & I (1987, UK)--4
Rushmore (1999, USA)--4
Three Times (2005, Taiwan)--4

3 comments:

The Silver Screen Kid said...

Did you check out the rating system we set up for the Encyclopedia Zombica? If you havent, it might blow your mind...

http://analogmedium.blogspot.com/2007/02/encyclopedia-zombica-universal-zombie.html

I want to see this flick now. I love dark comedies. Did you like Very Bad Things?

Laura said...

I love Withnail! And I also happen to love Richard E. Grant.

I've been thinking about splitting up my list of movies I see in 2007 into montly posts. The list is getting too long in the single post I started at the beginning of the year. I should do that.

I'm looking forward to seeing THE PAINTED VEIL when it comes out on DVD... I need to get to the theater more.

Replicant said...

Laura--

Yeah, break yr list up by month--I didn't know you were still posting them as I haven't looked at the old post.