Movie Challenge 2010

Last year, we created a movie challenge for ourselves to watch more classic movies. The rules were: Every month had a theme, and every month we watched at least 1 movie neither of us had ever seen before, which was at least 20 years old.
We didn’t start till May of last year, so that’s where our challenge begins. This year, we plan on repeating the challenge with different movies, but here’s MY reviews of the movies we watched last year:

May “Mothers”
— Mommie Dearest (1981) C. Poorly written, melodramatically acted
— Rosemary’s Baby (1968) A-. Well-made, but freaked the shit out of me

June “Fathers”
— Paper Moon (1973) A. Well-made, well-acted

July “Patriotism/War”
— In the Name of the Father (1993) A. Well-acted, important story to tell

August “Summer”
— Jaws (1975) B-. Worth seeing for the cultural experience. Kind of cheesy.
— Deliverence (1972) A. Well acted, intense, fascinating, thought-provoking story

September “Back to School”
— Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) A. Very funny, very pre-AIDs. Well acted.

October “Horror”
— Spellbound (1945) C+. Very stylized. Doesn’t really hold up to the test of time – it just feels antiquated and ridiculous.

November “Family”
— Babette’s Feast (1987) A. Fascinating, slow moving, thoughtful movie.
— Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) B+. A little overacted at times, a little dated, but still quite good and worth seeing.

December “Holidays”
— National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) B-. Pretty funny at times, somewhat dated, somewhat classist

January “The Future”
— Soylent Green (1973) B+. Cheesy music and technology but still very innovative, relevant and depressing dystopia.

February “Love/Relationships”
— Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) A. Well acted, well written, well made but highly unpleasant to watch.

March “Sex”
— Midnight Cowboy (1969) A. Well acted. Visually interesting. Kind of depressing – life’s a bitch, everyone’s out to hustle you and then you make one good friend and they go and die on you.

April “Religious”
— The Seventh Seal (1957) A. Intense, haunting, and beautiful.


~ by realsupergirl on May 1, 2011.

2 Responses to “Movie Challenge 2010”

  1. I just watched Fast Times at Ridgemont High the other day… In the Name of the Father isn’t 20 years old yet, tho!

    • Yeah, we had a hard time coming up with a movie we wanted to watch for July’s theme. We originally put Patton on the list, cause you know, it did win an Oscar an all, but just couldn’t bring ourselves to watch it. So we cheated and did In the Name of the Father instead.

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