Another week, another ten movies! Up this week: Jacques Tati, Marion Davies, and The Ramones. No, really. You’re not going to see that combination on any AFI lists! We’re already up to the halfway point…
My Top 100, 80-71
It’s Friday again, which means it’s time to count down ten more of my favorite movies! All I really have to say about this bunch of movies is that almost all of my favorite types of movies are represented here. Silents, musicals, foreign, film noir, drama, comedy, they’re all there. The only way this week’s bunch could be more ‘me’ is if I had worked in some offbeat B-movie in there somewhere. Now, onto number 80…
What’s on TCM: March 2010
As March rolls in, 31 Days of Oscar enters its final days. But there’s still plenty to see in those final days. On Monday, March 1st at 9:30 AM EST, there’s Possessed starring Joan Crawford and Van Heflin. Most people consider Mildred Pierce to be the highlight of Joan Crawford’s career, but I think her performance in Possessed really gives Mildred Pierce a run for its money. Prime time on March 2nd looks fantastic: West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, and Giant. I am a little embarrassed to say that I have never seen Rebel Without a Cause, but I’m looking forward to seeing it. If you’ll be home during the day on March 3rd, the last day of 31 Days of Oscar, be sure to check out Adam’s Rib at 11:30 AM, which is followed by The Asphalt Jungle at 1:30 PM. Two totally different movies, but they’re equally amazing.
TCM resumes its normal programming on March 4th, but it looks like there’s still plenty of great stuff to look forward to. This month, they’ll be spotlighting a rather interesting couple of stars: Ginger Rogers and Akira Kurosawa. I’m definitely looking forward to the Ginger Rogers movies, but I’m not so sure about the Kurosawa. I’ve seen Rashomon and I’ve tried watching Seven Samurai a couple of times before but just haven’t been able to get into it. Rashomon was good, just not really my cup of tea. Anyone have any suggestions as to which of his movies I should check out this month? I’ve heard so many great things about Kurosawa and I’m still willing to give his movies a shot, I just don’t really know where to begin.