Movie Diary 8/25/2021

The Gunfighter (Henry King, 1950). Gregory Peck and a mustache, in an early so-called “adult” western. Plays out mostly in interiors, wonderfully photographed by Arthur Miller. It feels very much of its era now, which is interesting; this is a smart, lean chamber-piece, and the weariness it conveys is persuasive, even if there’s maybe something slightly academic and studied about the whole thing. Good supporting cast, including those young-buck assholes Skip Homeier and Richard Jaeckel.

Candyman (Nia DaCosta, 2021). Will review tomorrow.

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