Spring Break movies

Spring Break is always an interesting week and a half of watching movies I’ve never seen before… And I think over this week and half, I saw a good eclectic mix of them - the artistic and the entertaining, the heartfelt and otherwise, the acclaimed, and the one bloated piece of crap. And here they are, in chronological order (* denotes the review is pending):

  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • The Lady Eve (1941)*
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Germany Year Zero (1948, Germany/Italy)
  • The Life of Oharu (1952, Japan)
  • Early Spring (1956, Japan)*
  • Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
  • The Music Man (1962)
  • The Pink Panther (1964)*
  • The Front (1976)*
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • La Femme Nikita (1990, France)
  • The Last Airbender (2010)*

Geez, I swear that almost all of these are Criterion Collection if not being considered for Criterion. Except things like The Music Man (Criterion seems to loathe non-Lubitsch musicals) and Sunrise at Campobello (too American). And let’s not talk about The Last Airbender until I actually have to write the review.

Some of the notables\ names tossed around this Spring Break include:

Donat, Hitchcock, Stanwyck, Fonda, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Rains, Rossellini, Tanaka, Mizoguchi, Ozu, Ikebe, Awashima, Bellamy, Garson, Preston, Shirley Jones, Hackett, Sellers, Niven, Cardinale, Blake Edwards, Allen, Mostel, Ritt, Weir, Robin Williams, Parillaud, Besson.