Archive for March, 2011

Monday March 28, 2011 14:07

Movie #0044 – Mildred Pierce (1945)

Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth
Picture credit: True Classics
First Viewing
Synopsis: After getting divorced, a woman builds herself up from nothing, with her spoiled daughter always looming large in her thoughts.
With the HBO miniseries by Todd Haynes starting to air, I figured it was probably a good time to finally watch this [...]

Thursday March 3, 2011 00:27

Movie #0043 – The Thin Man (1934)

Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan
Picture credit: Only the Cinema
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A retired detective finds himself in the middle of a murder case while on vacation with his wife.
It’s kind of amusing to watch this film so soon after The Lost Weekend, given their vastly different takes on alcohol consumption. [...]