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July 2021 Criterion Channel Death Race Club

July 2021 Criterion Channel Death Race Club

xxdismalfirexx

I’m quite relieved that not much is catching my eye in the “leaving” list, especially since I’ll be busy with summer classes and July has brought us some exciting new collections that I’d like to make time for. I'm putting Visconti's The Leopard on here although I may not get to it since I haven't read the book yet. **Plan to watch:** ~~You Only Live Once~~ (Fritz Lang, 1937) - 3/5 ~~Roman Holiday~~ (William Wyler, 1953) - 4/5 Spartacus (Stanely Kubrick, 1960) The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963) The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) ~~Ain’t Them Bodies Saints~~ (David Lowery, 2013) - 3.5/5 ~~A Story of Children and Film~~ (Mark Cousins, 2013) - 3/5 **I’ve seen:** The Last Unicorn (Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., 1982) - 3/5 The Living End (Gregg Araki, 1992) - 3/5 Celebration (Olivier Meyrou, 2007) - 3/5


Shot_Review77

That list is a work of art frankly


slouchingbethlehem

I’ve seen 17 of the films leaving this month and my highest recommendations are for: Roman Holiday The Leopard Pierrot le Fou The Conformist


Shot_Review77

Wow thanks


slouchingbethlehem

**Plan to watch:** * **The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) - 9/10** * **The Blue Angel (1930) - 6/10** * **California Split (1974) - 6/10** * **Kitty Foyle (1940) - 5/10** * **The Razor's Edge (1946) - 7/10** * **Crossfire (1947) - 8/10** * **The Set-Up (1949) - 7/10** * That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) * **Midnight (1939) - 6/10** * **Lonely are the Brave (1962) - 6/10** * **A Tribute to Malcolm X (1967) - 7/10** - very surface level * **Ain't Them Body Saints (2013) - 6/10** * **Lilith (1964) - 5/10** * **Wolf (1994) - 6/10** * **Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - 8/10** * **You Only Live Once (1937) - 5/10** * **To Each His Own (1946) - 7/10** **Rewatch:** * Pierrot le Fou * The Leopard **Unplanned:** * **Easy Living (1937) - 6/10** * **Remember the Night (1940) - 8/10**


JacquesdeVilliers

I watched *The Set-Up* last night and was blown away. Clearly an inspiration for *Raging Bull*, and Robert Ryan is phenomenal. Taken together with *Odds Against Tomorrow*, Robert Wise might be the most underrated director of all time.


oxfordsplice

I saw The Set-Up last month and was really impressed.


ArachnidTrick1524

If you haven’t seen it yet, Born to Kill is another great noir by Wise


Shot_Review77

Great list


Shot_Review77

Wow did you finish?


slouchingbethlehem

I didn’t get to the rewatched/commentary tracks, but I’m watching That Obscure Object of Desire right now and should be done by the time it leaves! It’s been a long time since I’ve managed to get this much watched. How did your month go?


Shot_Review77

I got distracted by the Olympics but I saw some great stuff


oxfordsplice

I have 17 to see: **Update: I finished!!!** * ~~The Green-Eyed Blonde~~ \- 3/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/the-green-eyed-blonde/) * ~~No Man of Her Own~~ \- 3.5/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/no-man-of-her-own-1950/) * ~~Darling, How Could You~~ \- 3/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/darling-how-could-you/)\- delightful * ~~The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/the-man-in-the-gray-flannel-suit/) * ~~Thirty Seconds Over Toyko~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/thirty-seconds-over-tokyo/) * ~~The Leopard~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/the-leopard/) * ~~Spartacus (rewatch)~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/spartacus/) * ~~How Green Was My Valley~~ \- 4.5/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/how-green-was-my-valley/) * ~~You Only Live Once~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/you-only-live-once/) * ~~The Razor's Edge~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/the-razors-edge/) * ~~Odds Against Tomorrow~~ \- 3/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/odds-against-tomorrow/) * ~~Crossfire~~ \- 4/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/crossfire/) * ~~Kitty~~ \- 3.5/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/kitty/) * ~~Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (rewatch)~~ \- 3.5/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/our-vines-have-tender-grapes/) \- charming. * ~~Roman Holiday~~ \- 5/5 - LOVED this!!! Reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/roman-holiday/) * ~~Lonely Are the Brave~~ \- 4/5 - Reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/lonely-are-the-brave/) * ~~Easy Living (rewatch)~~ \- 5/5 - reviewed [here](https://letterboxd.com/oxfordcomma/film/easy-living/) \- truly excellent


Shot_Review77

Great list, I hope you accomplish it like last month


slouchingbethlehem

Nice job!


Shot_Review77

Incredible


Shot_Review77

Sorry for the delay once again, and also once again I went for a Huge list. My main goals are Written by Dalton Trumbo, Mitchell Leisen, and Nina Menkes. Bonus would be the After the War collection leaving and the two Shelly Winters films, plus some of the Spartacus Extras which is a lot. anyway here is my monstrosity of a list lol. - Midnight 1939 - Death Takes a Holiday 1934 - The Men 1950 - ~~The Green-Eyed Blonde 1957~~ 7/10 - Abouna 2002 - To Each His Own 1946 - Band of Outsiders 1964 - Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary 2002 - The Last Unicorn 1982 - The Blue Dahlia 1946 - ~~No Man of Her Own 1950~~ 7/10 - ~~A Story of Children and Film~~ 6/10 - ~~Archangel~~ 4/10 1990 - He Ran All the Way 1951 - Darling, How Could You! 1951 - ~~The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie~~ 6.5/10 1972 - The Set-Up 1949 - ~~Moments Without Proper Names~~ 6/10 1987 - Minnie and Moskowitz 1971 - ~~A Tribute to Malcolm X 1967~~ 6/10 - California Split 1974 - ~~The Forbidden Room 2015~~ 5/10 - Celebration 2007 - A Screaming Man 2010 - ~~Kitty Foyle 1940~~ 5.5/10 - A Season in France 2017 - Lilith 1964 - Cowards Bend the Knee 2003 - ~~Solomon Northup’s Odyssey 1984~~ 6/10 - ~~Ain’t Them Bodies Saints 2013~~ 1/10 - The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 - Wolf 1994 - ~~Cowboy 1958~~ 5.5/10 - ~~Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo 1944~~ 6/10 - ~~Queen of Diamonds~~ 7/10 1991 - The Blue Angel 1930 - Phantom Love 2007 - ~~The Leopard 1963~~ 8/10 - The Last Sunset 1961 - ~~Spartacus 1960~~ 7.5/10 - How Green Was My Valley 1941 - The Balcony 1963 - On Dangerous Ground 1951 - ~~Girlfriends~~ 8.5/101978 - Dissolution 2010 - Dance, Girl, Dance 1940 - Diary of a Chambermaid 1964 - You Only Live Once 1937 - The Conformist 1970 - Grigris 2013 - Murder at the Vanities 1934 - ~~I Am Somebody 1970~~ 6/10 - Odds Against Tomorrow 1959 - King Rat 1965 - Pierrot le Fou 1965 - Crossfire 1947 - Kitty 1945 - Sun Don’t Shine 2012 - Remember the Night 1940 - Careful 1992 - Welcome Home, Soldier Boys 1972 - ~~Pressure 1976~~ 7/10 - ~~Our Vines Have Tender Grapes 1945~~ 6/10 - Roman Holiday 1953 - ~~The Last Detail 1973~~ 4/10 - Lonely Are the Brave 1962 - The Great Sadness of Zohara 1983 - That Obscure Object of Desire 1977 - Easy Living 1937 - Integration Report 1 1960


catville

Oh boy, a 1/10 for Ain't Them Bodies Saints.. I need to watch it and then get your uncensored opinion :) I really loved A Ghost Story but could definitely see it being polarizing. Wonder if it will be the same with this one.


Shot_Review77

Omg I watched Ghost Story yesterday just to see them in something I liked lol. You read minds


Zackwatchesstuff

1. **Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary** 3.5/5 2. **The Last Unicorn** 2.5/5 3. Moments Without Proper Names 4. **Minnie and Moskowitz** 5/5 5. A Screaming Man 6. Solomon Northup's Odyssey 7. **The Balcony** 3.5/5 8. **How Green Was My Valley** 4.5/5 9. **Queen of Diamonds** 5/5 10. **I Am Somebody** 4.5/5 11. **Careful** 3.5/5 12. **Sun Don't Shine** 4/5 13. **You Only Live Once** 4.5/5 14. **Murder at the Vanities** 3/5 15. **Archangel** 3.5/5 16. **The Forbidden Room** 2/5 17. **Phantom Love** 3.5/5 18. **The Great Sadness of Zohara** 4/5 This list could grow as I change my mind on other directors (Leisen, Anderson, Haroun, Menkes, even Maddin) Some great stuff leaving. *Girlfriends*, *The Leopard*, *Dance, Girl, Dance*, *The Blue Angel*, *The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie*, *California Split*, *A Farewell to Arms*, *The Conformist*, *The Last Detail*. All classics. *Pierrot le fou* isn't my favorite Godard by any measure, but if you love him like I do it's worth a look. edit: I did ok. I think I can find the three I missed somewhere else - I actually would like to see them.


Shot_Review77

Looks great! Thanks for the recs


Ap_Owlman

I'm going to be primarily adding movies as I go; I haven't really taken time to create a full list as of yet; * **The Set-Up - 4/5** * **Crossfire - 3.5/5** * **Girlfriends - 3.5/5** * **You Only Live Once - 3/5** * **Aint Them Bodies Saints - 4/5** * The Last Sunset * **Easy Living - 3.5/5** * Lonely and the Brave * **Odds Against Tomorrow - 4/5** * Roman Holiday * **Welcome Home, Soldier Boys - 3/5** * **No Man of Her Own - 3/5** Already seen; * **Bad Day at Black Rock - 4/5** * **On Dangerous Ground - 2.5/5** * **He Ran All the Way - 2.5/5**


Shot_Review77

Ok keep us posted!


[deleted]

This is quite the month for films leaving. There isn't a chance I get through everything. **To watch:** - ~~**Midnight**~~ Do you like screwball comedies? Then you need to watch this. Billy Wilder co-wrote the script. Lots of great dialogue, and a great third act. Just how many great comedies has Claudette Colbert starred in? I'm surprised she hasn't had a collection on the channel yet. - ~~**Death Takes a Holiday**~~ Intriguing, somewhat philosophical film from pre-code Hollywood (with only a touch of the salacious) that works as an unusual blend of fantasy, drama, romance, and even horror. Has its roots in the stage which is easily felt. There's a great special effect for Death's typical appearance in a black cloak. Freddie March continues to receive praise for his performance, but I simply don't see it. If anything, I thought he was a weak point that holds the film back in its time period. Perhaps I'll change my mind if I see it again. Evelyn Venable (Grazia) is excellent as the ethereal beauty who literally falls in love with death. The ending is both uplifting and morbid. - The Men - ~~**To Each His Own**~~ Great drama in the vein of Stella Dallas. Olivia DeHavilland never disappoints, and somehow here actually looks considerably older (as her character should) in the scenes set in the present. I mention it because I almost didn't believe she filmed both her younger and older selves anywhere near the same time period. The description of this film on the channel about the material being worse off in anyone else's hands is spot on. - Band of Outsiders (rewatch) - ~~**The Blue Dahlia**~~ I'm not a fan of Alan Ladd here. Perhaps Shane has influenced me, but I can't see him as anything other than a kind of aw-shucks 50s-era cowboy. There's a decent plot that's undermined by its ending, which apparently Chandler was forced to write. The dead wife is incredibly callous; Veronica Lake (or, hilariously, "Moronica Lake" as Chandler called her) is simply present; and the brain-damaged veteran is most interesting character in the film. The police are laughably bad, with the ending procedure lifted from a bad B-movie. This could have been much better in the right hands. - ~~**No Man of Her Own**~~ Invalid entry because I forgot I had watched this a month or two ago. - He Ran All the Way - ~~**The Set Up**~~ Superb B&W cinematography that creates a strong atmosphere for the ring and sets a high bar for all boxing films that follow. It's a view of a world that chews up fighters as quickly as it makes them. - ~~**California Split**~~ - The Blue Angel (rewatch) - ~~**The Leopard (rewatch)**~~ Burt Lancaster in probably his best role as an aristocrat in a major period of societal transition. He has an almost leonine appearance that's appropriate to the title and its meaning, and I half wonder if this was intentional. Despite being three hours long, it felt somewhat short due to the relaxed pace Visconti takes. The ballroom scenes form one of those immensely satisfying long sections in film that you don't easily forget. (Two others that come to mind are the apartment scene from Contempt and the restaurant scene from Tati's Playtime.) - ~~**You Only Live Once**~~ - ~~**The Conformist (rewatch)**~~ - Odds Against Tomorrow - ~~**Crossfire**~~ Robert Ryan has a kind of deceptively gentle voice and mannerism that gives his antisemitic character more of an edge in that you feel as if there's something boiling under the surface waiting to explode. Robert Young is fine as laid-back detective, but Mitchum is largely wasted in a minor role that doesn't have much going on. I was impressed with the direct attack on antisemitism and intolerance in general near the end. It's the kind of message that people still need to hear today. - **~~Kitty~~** - Roman Holiday (rewatch) - The Last Detail - Lonely Are the Brave - **~~Easy Living~~** - This was written by Preston Sturgess, so if you like his comedies, you'll probably like this. Stars Jean Arthur with her wonderfully squeaky voice. Edward Arnold once again playing a capitalist banker, a role for which he seems to have been born. There's an amusing subplot involving the stock market, which may be of interest to anyone who's been following the meme stocks. "You don't have to get mad just because you're so stupid." **Already seen:** Bad Day at Black Rock; Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary; The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Cowboy; On Dangerous Ground; Dance, Girl, Dance; Diary of a Chambermaid; A Farewell to Arms; Pierrot le fou; Remember the Night; That Obscure Object of Desire


Shot_Review77

I make really long lists and never finish so we are Same same


JuanJeanJohn

Out of the films leaving, I recommend: - The Leopard (5/5) - On Dangerous Ground (5/5) - Remember the Night (4.5/5) - The Saddest Music in the World (4/5) - The Set-Up (4/5) - California Split (4/5) - The Conformist (4/5) - Pierrot Le Fou (4/5)


Shot_Review77

Great. Thank you


Shot_Baker_4194

I'm late posting this month, but I'm not planning on doing much Death Watch viewing this month. Instead I'm going to work my way through the Neonoirs collection since it has so many brilliant films included. In the "Leaving July" collection, my list is: Plan to watch: * Gloria - 3.5/5, Gena Rowlands is amazing of course, and NYC stars, but the plot falls apart and the ending is weak. * Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie - 3.5/5 - incredibly odd flick, not sure what to make of it * Band of Outsiders * Death Taks a Holiday - 3.5/5, incredibly stylized and intriguing. Not sure I got the point of this film but I think I enjoyed it? * Tempest - 3/5 - kinda loved it, kinda hated it. In the end I liked Cassavettes and Rowlands, and the incredible locations but the story of upper class ennui fell flat for me. * The Conformist - 4/5, gorgeous, complex and intriguing film, podcasting about it with tomorrow's episode of [Jason and the Movienauts](https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jason-and-the-movienauts/id1555200046) Already watched: * Spartacus - 4/5 * California Split - 4/5 * Minnie and Moskowitz - 1.5/5 - Great filmmaking but I hated these characters. They were grating, annoying and frustrating to watch. * Bad Day at Black Rock - 4/5 * The Last Detail - 4/5


Shot_Review77

So many brilliant films in the neo noir collection and one of my favorite genres. Still a great list and good goals


Alyacat28

Feeling like I'm on a roll so let's try for a few more than last month! * **~~Roman Holiday~~ 4/5** * You Only Live Once * The Blue Angel * **~~Dance, Girl, Dance~~ 3/5** * **~~Spartacus~~ 4/5** * **~~The Last Unicorn~~ 3.5/5** * Wolf * A Story of Children and Film * ~~Band of Outsiders~~ Started, but didn't finish * **~~The Living End~~ 3.5/5** * **~~Dracula: Pages from a Virgins Diary~~ 3.5/5** * **~~I Am Somebody~~ 3/5** * **~~Death Takes a Holiday~~ 3/5** * **~~Odds Against Tomorrow~~ 3/5** * **~~Pressure~~ 1.5/5** Watched the Lena Dunham one, and it seems it was the wrong entry, haha * **~~A Tribute to Malcolm X~~ 3/5** * **~~The Set-Up~~ 4.5/5** I have previously seen: * **The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 4/5**


Shot_Review77

Excellent


DerErdkundeMeister

This is probably gonna be a Kubrick heavy month. Plan to catch Spartacus here, then Eyes Wide Shut and Clockwork Orange on HBO Max. Mentioned elsewhere I want to catch a lot of the Godard and Cassavetes stuff here. Otherwise gonna take it easy this month. Watched Roman Holiday a couple months back. It’s cute! But I think my parents have more of a liking for it (nostalgia I guess).


Shot_Review77

Sounds like great goals!


VJtheDJ

Didn't do too well last month, but hopefully this month will go better. **Watchlist:** * The Living End (1992) * Abouna (2002) * ~~Pressure~~ 3/5 * ~~The Last Unicorn (1982)~~ 2.5/5 * The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) * Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) * The Forbidden Room (2015) * A Screaming Man (2010) * A Season in France (2017) * ~~The Blue Angel (1930)~~ 2/5 * The Leopard (1963) * How Green Was My Valley (1941) * ~~Girlfriends (1978)~~ 4/5 * ~~You Only Live Once (1937)~~ 3.5/5 * The Conformist (1970) * Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945) * ~~Roman Holiday (1953)~~ 3.5/5 * ~~Easy Living (1937)~~ 3.5/5 **Watched** * Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) **5/5** * A Tribute to Malcolm X (1967) * Spartacus (1960) **3.5/5** * I Am Somebody (1970) * Integration Report 1 (1960)


Shot_Review77

I’m with you. I didn’t do that well either, but I saw some great stuff and we’ll here’s to July!!


catville

My watchlist (for now): * ~~Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen, 1940)~~ 4/5 * ~~Roman Holiday (William Wyler, 1953)~~ 4.5/5 * The Leopard (Luchino Visconti, 1963) * The Last Unicorn (Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr, 1982) * A Story of Children and Film (Mark Cousins, 2013) - started but I don't think I'm going to finish * ~~Ain't Them Bodies Saints (David Lowery, 2013)~~ 3.5/5 What I've watched already: * Bad Day At Black Rock * The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie * A Farewell to Arms * Girlfriends


Shot_Review77

Great list! I watched a few on your list today!


catville

Wow, off to a great start! Have you put together your list yet?


Shot_Review77

No I haven’t I’m still contemplating if I want to make it as long as usual or try to pare it down to something more manageable


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[удалено]


catville

Hmm, not that I know of, but it's possible I'm just not remembering either.


Shot_Review77

Sorry. I meant to post that in the general post not directed at you. Oopsee


LafinAtchu

Planning to Watch: Roman Holiday (Wyler, 1953) The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970) Pierrot le fou (Godard, 1965) The Last Detail (Ashby, 1973) The Last Unicorn (Bass & Rankin Jr., 1982) California Split (Altman, 1974) Bad Day at Black Rock (Sturges, 1955) Girlfriends (Weill, 1978) Spartacus (Kubrick, 1960) The Leopard (Visconti, 1963) EDIT: I watched the following Roman Holiday The Conformist Last Unicorn California Split Bad Day at Black Rock Spartacus + I forgot to list this, but also watched Wolf (Nichols, 1994) before expiration.


Shot_Review77

Looks great. Hope you make it


anonymity_anonymous

I have 20 to watch PLUS any Guy Maddin or Mitchell Leisen. I won’t list them all, but here are my recommendations from those I’ve already seen: Masterpiece: The Conformist Also good: Spartacus Kitty Foyle The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit California Split The Blue Dahlia The Razor’s Edge


Shot_Review77

Great!


Shot_Review77

I’ve been making my way through Guy Maddin and Leisen though I’ve seen a few Maddin, he came to my undergraduate University and they did a retrospective. So far I’m liking them


loaf_town

Gotta keep it light this month. Definitely want to heavily check out the animation category and pretty busy otherwise Abouna California Split A Screaming Man 3/5 Pierrot le fou 3/5 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoise 3.5/5


Shot_Review77

It’s good to be focused too, unlike me lol


SamuraiJackBauer

Gloria. I gotta get to that. I just didn’t really connect with Woman under the Influence.


Shot_Review77

Yeah it’s a good film


barchamb13

Going to take it easy this month since I didn't watch move of my list last month. Plan to watch: Roman Holiday Pierrot Le Fou SPartacus bande a part Bad Day at Black Rock The Forbidden ROom I've already seen The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which I might actually rewatch because that one is a ton of fun.


Shot_Review77

Yeah I’m thinking about scaling my list back, but then I like the spontaneity of choosing from a large list. Idk


jayfornight

I've seen most of the films leaving this month that I've wanted to see... Haven't decided on what to watch that I haven't seen yet, but the new animated stuff added to the collection may keep me busy instead this month. Some great yet hard to find stuff in that collection.


Shot_Review77

Really? I should check them out, I remember anime festivals in the late 80s & 90s, fun times!


Shot_Review77

Did the channel do a Starring Shelly Winters Collection that didn’t cross my path? Two films with Shelly Winters are leaving this month, but maybe it’s just a coincidence she made a lot of films lol


slouchingbethlehem

I think there are three of hers this month: The Balcony, He Ran All the Way, and Odds Against Tomorrow. As far as I can see, those are the only three films of hers on the channel, but I do vaguely remember a Shelly Winters collection....but it's possible my mind is imagining things. In the last few months, I know we lost both The Night of the Hunter and Lolita, but I can't recall any others .


Shot_Review77

Oh 3 wow. See I feel like there was a collection but I missed it so I’m glad I’m not the only one. But it would say there was one on the films leaving so maybe we are both having a Mandela Effect lol


unlizenedrave

How is Dairy of a Chambermaid? Discrete Charm didn’t hit me like it has most people, but I did really like Exterminating Angel and Simon of the Desert. Is it worth adding to the death race? My others for the month are: Spartacus Pierrot le fou The Conformist California Split


[deleted]

Have you seen That Obscure Object of Desire? It's also leaving.


unlizenedrave

I haven’t! Is it the better Bunuel of the two?


[deleted]

I don't know if there's a definite answer to that. It's certainly the more novel of the two. My recollection of Diary of a Chambermaid is too vague to offer much of an opinion on it other than to say that it may be of greater interest to you because the two other Bunuel's you mentioned are from around the same time period. That Obscure is similar in tone to Discrete Charm, but more entertaining, imo. If you like Belle de Jour, you'd probably enjoy it.


unlizenedrave

I haven’t seen Belle de Jour yet either. The good thing about the death race each month is that it forces me to try things that I wouldn’t have otherwise, just out of FOMO. But the bad part is that there’s so many classics on Criterion that I just haven’t had the time to get to. Belle de Jour, 8 1/2, Tampopo, any Wong Kar Wai is all sitting on the watchlist just waiting for me.


[deleted]

I know what you mean. I might get to one movie a month from my watchlist if I'm lucky.


Shot_Review77

It left a while back and I didn’t catch it tho it was on my list, I really need to this time


slimeman420

Watched already: The Living End - 4/5 Bad Day at Black Rock - 3.5/5 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie - 3.5/5 Celebration - 3/5 The Leopard - 4/5 Spartacus - 3/5 The Conformist - 4.5/5 Roman Holiday - 3.5 Watching this month: Minnie and Moskowitz That Obscure Object of Desire The Blue Angel Crazy what’s leaving this month, I’m happy I had already seen a handful and thought they were all at minimum worthwhile watches (and some were really great!).


slimeman420

Update: watched my very short list. Minnie and Moskowitz was my first Cassavetes. I have no idea how it compares to his other stuff but I adored it! That Obscure Object of Desire is the seventh Buñuel I’ve seen and tbh it might be one of my favorites. Hilarious. I was surprised to find myself disappointed by The Blue Angel. There were certainly impressive aspects of the film, and I can see why it’s considered so important given the time/place it was made, but I felt underwhelmed. Nevertheless, I will continue to dig into Sternberg’s library!


Shot_Review77

How did it go?


Shot_Review77

Awesome!


Shot_Review77

How did everyone’s death race month go? Mine was derailed by the Olympic coverage, but I still saw some great films