Suspicion (1941) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Citizen Kane ramblings from a movie fangirl
I saw Citizen Kane for the first time the other day (on the big screen, too, THANK GOD) and it is no surprise to me why it is one of the most beloved films of all time. Because, wow.
(Spoilers after the jump but not the BIG spoiler because I want people who haven’t seen the movie to read this and then see it. By the way, I knew that spoiler before seeing the movie and I LOVED IT ANYWAY, do not let that stop you from watching it pleasepleplaplspeleaseplease)
Although Welles is mostly commended for his brilliant directing job in this masterpiece, his performance also ranks among one of the greatest of all-time. At the age of 25, Orson Welles manages to believably portray a man who ages from 25 to 70 throughout the course of the film. He masters the part physically, portraying gradually increasing fatigue to the point that when he tears apart his wife’s room at the end, it comes as no easy task. He matches the physicality with great emotional depth as we see his ego begin to control him.
— Film Misery (x)
Watched Citizen Kane on the big screen at 8:30 this morning. I’ve got some news guys, it’s quite the movie.
I had never seen the whole thing before! So that was quite an experience.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Personally, Veda’s convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Joan Crawford in bed clutching the Oscar for winning Best Actress in 1946 for Mildred Pierce. (x)
"Of course if you don’t love me then it’s a different thing. Fine blow to my conceit, that’s all."
'One can't just leave.'
The Third Man (1949)
This will be a full and complete confession of how Frank Chambers and I deliberately planned and carried out the murder of my husband Nicholas Smith.
January Movie Round-Up!
This is something new I am going to try where I post about the movies I have seen the past month. I will highlight my favorites, least favorites, and whatever else I feel like mentioning really, since this is my blog and I can! WOO
I watched 25 movies in January, and yes I do count re-watches. I wanted to watch at least 31, but me stupidly having a life instead of watching movies in my bed all day got in the way AGAIN! Why does that always happen?! Does anyone else wish they were born into wealth so they could just lay around and consume every film ever? I sure do.
This month will probably be very different from the upcoming ones, since there were just so many wonderful new releases to be watched. In the coming months there will be a lot more older movies I’ll be watching for the first time.
Here is the list of films I watched this month. Click the name to see any posts I made related to each movie.
The Place Beyond the Pines
12 Years A Slave
Thanks For Sharing
Stuck in Love
World War Z
August: Osage County
Saving Mr. Banks
Dallas Buyers Club
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
The Parent Trap (1998, re-watch)
Behind the Candelabra
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Family (2013)
Girl Most Likely
The King of Comedy (re-watch)
Dallas Buyers Club (re-watch)
Join me on my journey through movies in January!