By taking a blog vacation, I had time to watch a lot more movies than usual. The month’s viewing highlights:
I’m working on a big Joel McCrea western roundup post, seen 6 of those so far and have a few more to go before posting.
Went further into giallo with A Bay of Blood, and Deep Red.
Caught up with/rewatched good 70’s crime/action/drama with The New Centurions, The Split, The Organization, Three Days of the Condor, The Seven-Ups, Klute.
Others I really liked: Spotlight, Mississippi Grind, Venus in Fur, The Martian, Rob the Mob, Magic Mike XXL, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, All Things Must Pass: The Tower Records Story, Neighbors.
OK to good: 16 Blocks, Black Sea, Everest, In the Valley of Elah.
Underwhelming: The Purge: Anarchy, Black Mass, Tammy, Heist, Life (2015), The Humbling, We Bought a Zoo, The Visit, Divergent, The Green Inferno.
My TV addiction, the gorgeous gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, came to an unexpected and rushed but fitting end. Eva Green gave a performance for the ages, I loved every moment and highly recommend for fans of Hammer horror and a classy, lavish take on monster lit.
The rest of June’s posts:
- Tell it to the Marines (1926)
- The Rains Came (1939)
- The Underworld Story (1950), The Sound of Fury (1950)
- The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958)
- Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
- Breaking Away (1979)
- Emma (1932)