In hopes of answering that perennial question (and as a way to make myself blog more regularly - ahem), I'm going to start posting the title of every movie I watch on a daily basis from now until the end of the year. I wish I had thought of doing this on Jan. 1, but I didn't.
The list will include movies I watch for work and for pleasure, in theaters and at home. I won't be reviewing the movies here, but I will try to jot down a quick thought or two with each entry. An asterisk (*) before the title indicates a repeat viewing of a film.
Saturday Jan. 20
* Unforgiven (1992): My second favorite western, after Once Upon a Time in the West. The last 10 minutes, depicting William Munny's vengeful ride back to Big Whiskey, remain the most perfect filmmaking in Eastwood's career.
Sunday Jan. 21
* The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986): Pretty awful - it is obvious the screenplay was being written on the set as they went along - but strangely, compellingly watchable, especially the long sequence set inside the radio station, which strikes just the right mix of humor and horror Tobe Hooper was aiming for.