I just finished that monster project, so I thought I'd do one last post before bed, sweet bed.
"Good Night, and Good Luck" - Great movie. Clooney can do no wrong these days, I guess. I wasn't around during the McCarthy hearings, but I really got a good sense of that time and could feel the excitement in the newsroom as they pushed the envelope of what they "could" and "couldn't" do. The black and white filming was very effective; I loved the way they interspersed real footage of McCarthy with David Strathairn playing Murrow. Man, did I ever feel like drinking a few double Scotches and smoking a whole pack of cigarettes after watching this one. Oh wait, I don't like Scotch and I quite smoking a hundred years ago.
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" - A London gangster movie that is mostly fun although somewhat confusing and cartoonishly violent. I can't go so far as to recommend it, but if by chance you already have it in the house, go ahead and watch it.
"Nil by Mouth" - Add this to the "Why Don't I Just Hang Myself Instead" list. London slums, drugs, crime, violence, poverty. Yeesh, talk about depressing. We couldn't even finish it. Speaking of which, have you noticed that I've become more demanding of my movies lately? Was a time when I finished watching every damn movie that came my way. Even if I hated it, I made myself watch it all, just in case there was some morsel worth savoring at the end. Now? Not so much. And that, my friends, is a nice segue back to bed, sweet bed.