Herewith some brief thoughts about films I saw in May which I didn’t review in full. Find reviews for the following below the cut:
Aru Kyohaku (Intimidation) (1960, Japan) Aventurera (1950, Mexico) Belle Époque (1992, Spain) The Expendables (2010, USA) Hanna (2011, UK/USA/Germany) Hit So Hard (2011, USA) John Wick (2014, USA) Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, Australia/USA) Plemya (The Tribe) (2014, Ukraine/Netherlands) Tomboy (2011, France)
FILM REVIEW || Director Billy Wilder | Writers Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond | Cinematographer Charles Lang | Starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe | Length 122 minutes | Seen at home (Blu-ray), Wednesday 31 July 2013 || My Rating a must-see
I already have a habit on my blog of giving the shortest shrift and the weakest reviews to my favourite films. It’s been over a week since I watched this, and for my memory that’s probably already too long to give it its due. In part, perhaps, I feel a little ashamed that I’ve let so many decades pass before getting round to seeing this highly-regarded comedy classic by the great Billy Wilder for the first time. But it is indeed a great film, and an enjoyable one.