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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Library Project: January 19 - 25

It was a pretty delightful week in terms of DVD watching. Here's what I watched from my library:

January 19: To Have and Have Not (1944) - Bogie and Bacall's first movie together. It's a little bit like Casablanca-lite, but it's so charming and well-made that you hardly even notice. Plus, the two leads have chemistry to die for.

January 22: Trigger (2010) - At just 78 minutes, this one is a bit slight, but it's a real gem nevertheless. Canadian cinema mainstays Molly Parker and Tracy Wright star as former bandmates uneasily reunited for one night after spending a decade not on speaking terms.

January 24: Two for the Road (1967) - One of my favourite Audrey Hepburn movies. Hepburn and Albert Finney star as a couple whose relationship is examined at various stages and on various road trips over the course of 12 years. It's a beautiful and highly entertaining movie.

January 25: The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) - ... And speaking of beautiful, this adaptation of the novel by Milan Kundera stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, and Lena Olin, all at impossible heights of beauty. A great film set (mostly) in Czechoslovakia right before and right after the Soviet invasion.

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