Movies Came Out In (1966)
A Man for All Seasons – Just watched this recently, and I’m rather amazed at how many movies there are about Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Cromwell, and this one specifically focusing on Thomas More. I liked it. It was a good length (about 2 hours), didn’t drag on, good acting by the main characters, and it felt real.
Alfie – Just watched recently, and did not enjoy it. Alfie was just a jerk and I didn’t find any satisfaction in any glimmer of his realization of the consequences for his actions. Would not recommend watching this film. I know it was remade in recent years with Jude Law, and I never saw the remake. I cannot imagine that it would be any better given that the plot just isn’t very good in the first place.
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming – Just watched recently, and I can see how/why this was a pretty decent comedy being released at the height of Cold War tensions between the US and Russia. It was fun to see Carl Reiner and Alan Arkin so young. It’s a bit of a silly plot, but it’s meant to be, and it shows how in the end we’re all just humans regardless of nationality. I liked it, if you had nothing else to watch on a Sunday afternoon, this wouldn’t be a bad movie to watch.
The Sand Pebbles – Never heard of this until recently, and I liked it. It was a bit on the long side coming in at over 3 hours. But I’m a sucker for Steve McQueen, and it was super cool to see Richard Attenborough (Welcome to Jurassic Park) so incredibly young as well as Candice Bergen (although she didn’t have a huge role). I’m glad that I had watched The Last Emperor prior to this movie, just so I knew the situation in China circa 1926 a little better. Good story, decent acting, could have been about 45 minutes shorter.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Never saw this until recently. It’s basically a middle aged couple that have a younger couple over and with the help of alcohol just lay out their problems out on the line. It is an incredibly strange movie, in my opinion. The whole situation is so unrealistic to me that it was hard to take it seriously/believable. I really didn’t enjoy this movie a whole lot.
Ceremony Year (1967) – Movies Came Out In (1966)