Here are some two sentence reviews of the movies I watched in April.
- Movies watched – 6
- Movies that were new to me – 3
- Movies about gunfighters – 3
- Monthly Masterpieces – Goldfinger
- The Ten Commandments (1956) – Pretty awesome biblical spectacle that is as tacky and overwritten as it is genuinely fun and exciting. It’s just too bad Moses turns into a self righteous douche-bag once he talks to god and gets skunk hair.
- The Gunfighter (1950) – Nice psychological western that still manages to hold on to a bit of classic atmosphere. Peck is in fine form, and the cinematography is spectacular!
- Sweetwater (2013) – January Jones works well enough as the lead, it’s just too bad the movie she finds herself in is such an amateurish piece of shit. If watching an incoherent, wanna-be stylish revenge western written by hipster assholes sounds like a good time, then, by all means, check this one out!
- Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) – Very funny comedy western about a laid back badass sheriff who turns a wild town around. Honestly, the silly soundtrack is really the only strike against this gem.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) – Though it is a stronger film than the first movie (mostly because it is able to dispense with the origin story), this is still just the usual bit of Marvel light amusement. It is almost there, but the fact that it feels like it is written by a committee rather than an actual human knocks it out of the running for being considered as a real movie.
- Goldfinger (1964) – Classic Bond film that shows the series operating in peak form, with only a minor gun battle lull towards the end. Completely a product of its time, and yet it remains a timeless gem nonetheless.