Three Movies

Dear people who decide what English name to give French movies: even here in the U-S of A, we would spell it En Garde. This is the second movie I’ve seen that uses the plot device of a man raising a girl baby that is not his own, then falling in love with her when she reaches, oh, sixteen or so. I can’t remember the name of the first movie, I just remember being CREEPED THE FUCK OUT. EW! EW! EW! Otherwise, Le Bossu is a fun movie with some great moments between Auteuil (aka “He Whose Name I Shall Never Be Able To Spell”) and Perez, both old faves of mine.

Crazy as Hell was the latest installment from the WILLIAM SHATNER DVD CLUB, and one of the best selections so far. Eriq La Salle is a super-sassy Satan in this psychological twister about an ego-driven doctor in an asylum. Big peeve: Jeremy Leven should have done a lot more research into mental illness, because his ignorance is painful, though the rampant unprofessionalism of the doctor is understandable in the context of the film.

An American Haunting is…just really bad. Cheap tricks, cliches, and utter, utter bullshit abound. I’m astonished this made it to theatres. Sissy Spacek, what were you thinking?

1 Responses to Three Movies

  1. I agree with you, the “An American Haunting” movie is just bad, not worth to be seen by men and women. The plot and dialogues are just too simple.