Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Films of 2019

2019 was a crazy year. New job - hell, new career path - with some extracurricular highs and lows. It meant less time for new movies - ironic, considering my work - but more time for older ones. So it is that my final tally of 2019 films seen in 2019 comes in at 97. That's a reflection of new time constraints and shuffling priorities, but, except for missing out on Uncut Gems and The Rise of Skywalker, I'm OK with that. Here's what I saw, in alphabetical order:

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Top Ten of 1954

With apologies for both the late posting and the absence of beloved titles like Executive Suite, Hobson's ChoicePrince ValiantRiot in Cell Block 11Salt of the Earth, and White Christmas.....

I present the Top Ten of 1954....

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

1954: The Films

As 2019 draws to a close, there is still some unfinished business here at the Silver Screening Room regarding 1954. I've covered the Oscars, but what of my own best-ofs? That's all this week: Top Ten tomorrow, Retro Hollmann Awards nominations Thursday, awards this weekend. The 63 films screened are:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
About Mrs. Leslie
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
The Barefoot Contessa
Beat the Devil
Black Widow
Broken Lance
Carmen Jones
Carnival Story
The Country Girl
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Dangerous Mission
Dial M for Murder
Drive a Crooked Road
The Earrings of Madame De...
The Egyptian
Executive Suite
Forbidden Games
Gate of Hell
The Glenn Miller Story
Hell and High water
The High and the Mighty
Hobson's Choice
Indiscretion of an American Wife
It Should Happen to You
Jail Bait
Johnny Guitar
Knock on Wood
The Last Time I Saw Paris
The Long, Long Trailer
The Mad Magician
Magnificent Obsession
The Miami Story
Monster from the Ocean Floor
Naked Alibi
Night People
On the Waterfront
Le Plaisir
Prince Valiant
Rear Window
Red Garters
Riot in Cell Block 11
Rogue Cop
Salt of the Earth
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Shield for Murder
The Silver Chalice
A Star is Born
Susan Slept Here
Taza, Son of Cochise
There's No Business Like Show Business
Three Coins in the Fountain
Valley of the Kings
White Christmas
Young at Heart

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