Starting with a film from 1951: Ace in the Hole.
We rented it recently because we heard that the Film Forum was featuring it in a series of newspaper films. Newspapers and films? What's not to love?
So the film, starring Kirk Douglas as a desperate reporter making
As Emily said the other day, very dark. Definitely compelling, though. And some great lines, as Emily, again, mentioned: when the wife of the miner trapped underground is asked to attend a special service for him, she replies by saying "I don't go to church; kneeling bags my nylons."
1951 too recent for you? Kirk Douglas too talky? How about 1927's Metropolis? It's now complete, for the first time since, well, 1927. Something like half an hour of missing footage has finally been found. Huzzah!
They won't let me post it here, but you can watch the trailer online if you'd like.
The only real disappointing thing going on here is that according to the current schedule it's not playing anywhere in Illinois or Washington. Missouri, though... Why The Face?
Speaking of films I'd like to see, here's another trailer that seems promising:
Oh, and in food news, we made some delicious lamb rib chops with beans and guajillo chili sauce.
Ours doesn't look exactly like the photo in the Times, but it sure was tasty!