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An Unremarkable Life poster

I’ll give it three stars for the three stars: Patricia Neal, Shelley Winters, and Mako. It’s great to see classic actors with classic faces, even with a script by Marcia Dinneen that borders on sappy. Patricia Neal and Shelley Winters are elderly sisters living together, with Neal predictably playing the sweet-natured one and Winters, typecast as usual, as bitter and domineering. How much more interesting the performances would have been if the casting had been reversed, and the veteran actresses Read the rest of this entry »

January Viewing Cropped

I know, it’s March. I haven’t slacked off on my screen time. It’s been winter, after all. I just need to catch up with accounting for my hours.

Louis C.K. All Chewed Up: This is one of Mr. Lousy’s picks. I mostly enjoyed the stand-up, and it does make me appreciate his television show more. As much as he manages to offend, he usually turns his aim back on himself. (2008)

The Scalphunters: Where to begin? I can’t fathom a summary, so I’ll just run down the cast of this 1968 Sydney Pollack western. Burt Lancaster is an illiterate, hard-drinking fur trapper. Ossie Davis is a highly educated runaway slave finagling his way to Mexico. Telly Savalas is the hard-drinking leader of a band of Read the rest of this entry »