I still haven't seen Rogue Nation.
Where's my thread?
RN's second half is decidedly less energetic than its first. The opera sequence is definitely the film's highlight. Oddly, I find the Middle East data heist kinda boring but after that it picks up again.
GN left almost no impression on me at all. Never had any desire to revisit it.
I think this is now the proxy [INSERT NAME VIEWER] hasn't seen [INSERT NAME FILM] thread for all of us. Among other things, it would prevent clogging up the forums with a multitude of variations of names paired with films just for starters ...
To be fair, that other thread is more about what haven't you watched that you're now watching.
This one's about stuff you haven't seen and may not ever watch.
If anything, I think Casablanca's underrated. It amazes me every time I watch it. It's both immediately of its time and effortlessly accessible to us now.
And while the flashback scenes certainly don't demonstrate heat between Bogie and Bergman (that he keeps calling her "kid" doesn't help), the movie's not about heat. It's about loss, pain, and what we do with them. And I think the film's extremely successful in making us believe Rick (and Ilsa) are in pain over their choices and lives.
To Have and Have Not's on my list of "watch someday."
Fraid, as a whole, I cannot stand musicals, but SITR is one of the handful of exceptions for me. The title song sequence is worth the watch alone, but the movie is an overall love letter/not so gentle jab at the realities of the business.
Key Largo's also on the list. How many did they do together?
CK isn't a movie about deep emotion. It's deliberately cold. And the emotions it elicits are almost consistently unpleasant.
Casablanca speaks to anyone who's lost a great love, had to make a sacrificial choice with great personal impact, and more.
You sir, are out of your mind.