It’s so hard for me sometimes to explain exactly why I love these ‘old’ movies as I do. I have such a visceral and emotional response to these shimmering ( or murky ) B&W films whether they be “A” pictures or “B” that it’s hard to explain intellectually. Maybe words aren’t needed among us.
There were more great movies made this year than I realized. I could have looked like a smart movie buff if I picked ten classic high-brow movies. But I searched my heart, soul and guts ( a pretty messy prospect, I assure you ) and picked movies that I really really really like; they are like old friends. That’ll probably be the criteria for all my lists:
- repeated viewings
- most often in the mood to watch