In case you missed any of the reviews, here’s a recap:
- Walking to the Waterline (1998) – J-Dub
- A Star is Born (2018) – Rob
- A Quiet Place (2018) – Sally
- Argo (2012) – Rob
- The Midnight Sky (2020) – Darren
- None But the Brave (1965) – Ryan
- Unforgiven (1992) – Rob
In addition, I watched 7 movies in my companion series Genre Guesstimation. Unfortunately, none of those films will now be considered among my favorites in the genre.
- Blood Work (2002)
- Blood Alley (1955)
- Duplex (2004)
- Live By Night (2016)
- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
- Don’t Worry Darling (2022)
- The Gabby Petito Story (2022)
Thanks again to Ryan of Ten Stars or Less for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s genre has been chosen by J-Dub of Dubsism and we will be reviewing our favorite Films About Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Nov by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
“All right, I’m coming out. Any man I see out there, I’m gonna shoot him. Any sumbitch takes a shot at me, I’m not only gonna kill him, but I’m gonna kill his wife, all his friends, and burn his damn house down. ” – Will Munny
Number of Times Seen – Between 5 and 10 (Theater 31 Oct 1992, DVD, 10 Jul 2013, 27 Aug 2017 and 31 Oct 2022)
Brief Synopsis – A former gunslinger is hired to help avenge a wrong against a prostitute in a town run by a corrupt sheriff.
My Take on it – Such an amazing story that works so well largely due to Clint Eastwood’s presence both in front of and behind the camera.
He had directed himself and others in numerous films before this one, but this was the one that showed how adept a director he can be.
The story is superb and shows how an aging gunslinger’s history can affect how he ends up living his life afterwards.
The dialogue is quite poignant and can relate to the fact that people change professions over the years and how certain aspects remain in their memories and other might need to be relearned along the way.
The cinematography is beautiful to look at and is able to show the kind of place the west was turning into at this time.
The rest of the cast is amazing with Gene Hackman, Richard Harris and Morgan Freeman adding so much to the way things play out.
The confrontations and discussions between these characters are all very powerful and help build their personalities in ways that say so much about who they truly are deep down.
Very deserving of its numerous Oscars including Best Picture and Director for Eastwood who no one ever believed would manage to make something so profound and gripping.
Highly Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The final screen credit reads, “Dedicated to Sergio and Don”, referring to Clint Eastwood’s mentors, Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)
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