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Welcome to Marwen
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Robert Zemeckis' latest focuses on the redemptive power of fantasy role play to heal damaged psyches (aided by positive real-world reinforcements). Special effects are extraordinary here that delve into the fantasy portions, but the writing feels dumbed down for broader audience acceptance, a mistake. Still an engaging look at the fragility of we who are human sensitively told.

Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane (1953)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

There's no subterfuge here: this is a Doris Day musical, plain and simple, and she's in practically every scene as a personification of wild and wooly (but not too wild...it was made in the 50's after all). After killin' Injuns - which, honest to goodness, really is a plot point - what she really wants is what every girl is told she wants: a husband, two car garage - with two cars in it, kids, and a yard with a white picket fence. Only she's so wild and wooly that no man can stand in her presence long. What's a girl to do? Howard Keel plays Wild Bill Hickok and barely gets in a song or two as the primary love interest. Mild musical Western fun here, with Day contributing 110%.

Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib (1949)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The script, cleverly rendered by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, is one big funny gorilla in the room with a salient point to make about equality between the sexes, nevermind the big red clown nose on its mug. Hepburn is all light and dancing and witty (in this set-up story about a wife - the ever sympathetic Judy Holliday - defending her home and children) as it's to be expected, but Tracy does the heavy lifting as the chump taking the fall while sporting a rueful grin. East coast/New York intellectualism at its finest at work.

Run Silent, Run Deep
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This typical WW2 submarine adventure is slightly garnished with drama as its top-billed stars bicker onscreen, the crew murmuring "mutiny!?" in the background, and that's about it. Expect the usual submarine movie go-to' cliches otherwise.