Biggest Let-Downs

Modern Romance (1981) dir. Albert Brooks - Big disappointment considering how highly recommended this film was.  I still love you, Albert Einstein Brooks.

Get Carter (1971) dir. Mike Hodges - I’m pretty sure Michael Caine isn’t supposed to make the viewer laugh and cringe as much as I did, or at all.

The Seven Year Itch (1955) dir. Billy Wilder - I shut this one off after the famous subway grate scene.  Can’t win them all, Billy. 

Midnight Express (1978) dir. Alan Parker - I’d rather watch Brokedown Palace to review the “Don’t smuggle drugs” lesson.  It hung on to my Netflix queue far too long, earning its rightful place on THIS list.

The Boys from Brazil (1978) dir. Franklin J. Shaffner - This is a silly movie.

Paris, Texas (1984) dir. Wim Wenders - I know, you love this movie, don’t you?  Let’s fight about it sometime. 

Falling Down (1993) dir. Joel Schumacher - What the hell was I expecting??

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) dir. Michael Mann - If you haven’t seen this movie, you don’t need to see it.  How I wish someone had told me that months ago. 

Saturday Night Fever (1977) dir. John Badham - While I appreciate this movie, it was still an unsatisfying mess.

Surprises / Discoveries
My Life as a Dog (1985) dir. Lasse Hallstrom - Thanks Meghan!! This is a magical film.

Rocky (1976) dir. John G. Avildsen - I never thought I would enjoy Rocky as much as I did.  Never.

Muriel’s Wedding (1994) dir. P.J. Hogan - I stand in awe of this film, and Toni Collette. 

Viridiana (1961) dir. Luis Bunuel - A surprising favorite.  Creepy and depressing, just how I like it.  Found through reading about Bunuel.

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) dir. Peter Weir - I just don’t like Mel Gibson!  But I loved this movie!  Found during my Peter Weir series.

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) dir. Agnes Varda - A lovely 60s film from the grandmother of French New Wave.  Found after watching Great Directors.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) dir. Alan Metter - Oh god, thanks Haley.  This movie is a time capsule & a treasure. 

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974) dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Did you know Twin Peaks and Harold & Maude had a baby together?  Amazing.