Top 40 Films 51-55 Reviewed In 2012

01 Mar

Top 40 Films 51-55 Reviewed In 2012

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The Master – 2012. The stunning Paul Thomas Anderson directs the story of the Philip Seymour Hoffman’s battle for the soul of a cracked guttersnipe played and greatly played by Joaquin Phoenix, in a remarkable characterization.

The More The Merrier – 1943. You cannot do better than George Stevens WWII comedy set in a housing shortage in Washington. The delightful Charles Coburn won an Oscar matchmaking Jean Arthur and Joel McCrae, wonderful actors at their best, certainly in the funniest and most sensual courting scene ever filmed. Treat yourself good. See it.

The Roaring Twenties – 1939. James Cagney gives a performance unique in his career, real, slow, measured and deep. My favorite, Raoul Walsh directed it.

The Talk Of The Town – 1942. An escaped prisoner hides out in the summer home of a famous law professor, and both fall for their landlady. Cary Grant is the escapee. Ronald Coleman the professor, and Jean Arthur the landlady. The great comedy director in charge is George Stevens.

The Tall Men – 1955. Clark Gable at his most iconic and authoritative. Jane Russell and Robert Ryan as well, in one of the most beautiful color Westerns ever made. Raoul Walsh directed.

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