I don’t want to say it’s been a while since I’ve shot out a regular spurt of reviews, but January’s John Ford retrospective is far back enough to consider it a minute and I don’t think it’s for nothing that I was able to shoot back-to-back-to-back reviews each day because all 7 movies I brought up were five-star masterpieces in my eyes. And I do recall way back a few years back in June teasing out a revisit of several of my favorite movies that had not yet been reviewed in a vein somewhat similar to 25 for 25 but not as demanding…
… and that was June 2019, a year that probably saw my least activity on this site, and all I had to show in that month was Raiders of the Lost Ark.
No matter, I am feeling somewhat good about trying to swing into it in this upcoming month. Like I am ready to just slot a good amount of time just to gush about whatever favorite movies I wanted to write about for a minute here and just talk about five-star movies. And my birth month is such a terrible reminder of the fact that I exist that it was no surprise I set it 25 for 25 there or that I was wanted to shoot for it again this upcoming month.
So that’s how it is: this coming June, I am set and slated to write about a major amount of my favorite movies. A review for the ones I definitely feel I missed and a couple of mulligans even that I feel were long overdue since I wasn’t too satisfied or exhausted by the previous review. Below is, in roughly scheduled order which may change, the titles of the reviews to come. Feel free to take a guess at what movie they may be.
- Do you know anything about witches?*
- All Work and No Play Makes Jacques a Dull Boy
- Come, It Is Time to Keep Your Appointment with…
- La Vie Boheme
- Sic Transit Gloria
- Seeing Red
- Sometimes, We Just Need the Eggs.
- The Difference Between a Hawk and a Crop-duster
- The Front Page
- You Belong to the City
- Six-String Shooter
- Tale of Tales
- Everybody Has Their Reasons.
- Positively the Same Dame
- Every Leaf. Every Ray of Light.
- A Night at the Opera
- We’ll Always Have Paris
- La Pucelle de Lorraine*
- At the Fair
- A Day in the Life or Three
*Asterisked are the mulligans
With the possibility of some others if I find the time, but these twenty are definitely coming. They’re coming next month. Be prepared.
And just to prime… previous reviews of my favorites that were covered:
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark – Plus More Notes on the Movie
- The Young Girls of Rochefort
- 8 1/2
See you at the movies.