Movie Diary 4/2/2012

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944). People have so many favorite things from this movie, but nobody ever brings up the “you forgot your hat” bit.

The Salt of Life (Gianni Di Gregorio, 2011). Di Gregorio’s Mid-August Lunch is a wonderful movie that caught on in a modest way (the only way that movie could catch on), and he returns (onscreen, too) in this similarly genial picture. Only problem is, there’s plot here, which leads to some tired jokes about a sixtyish gent getting it into his head that he should have a mistress. (full review 4/6)

Bully (Lee Hirsch, 2011). The documentary you’ve been hearing about, which is heart-rending and tough to watch as advertised. (full review 4/13)

At What a Feeling!, the horror stylings of John Schlesinger’s The Believers, an inept 1987 film that ought to have been a creepy little send-up of “Morning in America.”


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