The Sea Hawk (1924) [50 Films Older Than Me #22]

A while ago, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #22. So, that’s 22 movies out of 50 in well over 50% of the year, which just goes to show how far behind I am with all this.

Spoilers ahead.  

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The Mark of Zorro (1920) [50 Films Older Than Me #17]

Over six months ago, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #17. So, that’s 17 movies out of 50 in somewhat over 50% of the year, which just goes to show how far behind I am with all this.

Spoilers ahead.  

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Metropolis [50 Films Older Than Me #7]

Just lately, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #7. 

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Safety Last! [50 Films Older Than Me #4]

Just lately, it was my birthday! And to add to all the real life goals and challenges that that brings, I’ve created at least one as it relates to movies and this blog–watch a film I’ve never seen before which came out in each year of the fifty years before I was born, and then write a bit about it.  This is Post #4. 

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Can I Possibly Recommend It?

Today we’re talking about a film that has an absurdly contrived plot, paper-thin characterizations, and simplistic dialog.  It favors broad slapstick over dramatic nuance, and has a very predictable ending.  Is there any way I can in good conscience recommend such a film?  Well Continue reading Can I Possibly Recommend It?