Saturday, May 06, 2017

LA 92 /It Happened One Night / Winter Kills

LA 92 -A Nat Geo documentary about the Los Angeles riots after the 4 officers that beat down Rodney King - graphic and sickening footage that is gripping at the same time. Currently streaming on Hulu. A+

It Happened One Night (1934) - Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert co-star in this Oscar winning romantic comedy that follows a  runaway bride and a reporter hoping to get a scoop on the story of the moment. They banter on a bus and a farm and a couple of hotel rooms. The movie is cute and charming but the scandal of it has not endured( Gable without a shirt, Colbert flashes her gams). B+

Winter Kills (1979) - a ridiculous conspiracy movie following Jeff Bridges as the wayward brother of an assassinated president. Featuring an all star cast of Hollywood veterans chewing up scenery including John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Elizabeth Taylor , Erin Grey , Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden , Ralph Meeker and many more.  C-

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