FILMS… Cinema Shame, My Statement for 2022

 

Realweegiemidget’s dates with a dozen…

 

The twelve films I am vowing to watch or rewatch and then write about in 2022.

 

 

For another film challenge for 2022, I’ve decided to tackle my to watch /rewatch and then review list with a 2022 challenge set by Cinema Shame.  I did this challenge way back in 2018 HERE with eleven movies and TV shows.

This may sound like an easy challenge, but tbh it was more difficult than I thought. But now I’ve discovered that my to watch and review pile has grown a lot in the last few years when blogathons and entertainment-themed promotions took priority in a good way…

The rules of this film challenge are HERE… and are to choose 12 films and then…

Create your list, post it on your blog or favourite signpost and Cinema Shame will share it (by yelling your shame from atop of the Xanadu). Feel free to add some background details for your picks, such as why you are picking it or the reason you haven’t had to chance to view this particular film.

… And then watch and review this movie.

So for this challenge, I am reviewing a film a month throughout this year from my to watch or rewatch reviews list. And these films include a few requests from my Darlin Husband, who more often than not screams that I must review what we are watching…

Please note this lineup may change depending on availability…

 

January… American Gigolo (1980)…

American Gigolo (1980)

In a neo-noir from 1980, Richard Gere is Julian, who works as a gigolo. He starts a fling with a politician’s wife played by Lauren Hutton. Then Julian becomes the number one suspect in a client’s murder… but has he been framed?

 

February… The Raging Moon aka Long Ago, Tomorrow (1971)…

Raging Moon aka Long Ago Tomorrow (1971)

Raging Moon is a Bryan Forbes romantic drama that tells about a young man, Bruce who has to use a wheelchair after he is diagnosed with an incurable degenerative disease. He falls in love with Jill who also has physical difficulties due to polio but she’s engaged to someone else…

 

March… Rebecca (1940)…

Rebecca (1940)

Let’s dream of the sometimes nightmare that was Manderley again in this why didn’t I watch this sooner film masterpiece.

 

April… Brief Encounter (1974)

Brief Encounter (1974)

Richard Burton and Sophia Loren in the TV Movie remake of the classic romance film – with Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard – where two people meet, fall in love and have a short fling as both are already married to someone else.

 

May… Restless Natives (1985)

Restless Natives (1985)

Spot the Taggart stars once again as we return to the 1980s and another Scottish film with a Big Country soundtrack in this heartwarming crime caper.

 

June… War of the Roses (1989)

War of the Roses (1989)

Will it be and they lived happily ever after their romancing for my favourite 1980s on-screen couple as the third of this 1980s jewel of a movie team tells their story…?

 

July… Misery (1990)

Remembering the late, James Caan in his role in Misery (1990) as the author, Paul Sheldon. Sheldon’s No1 fan’s obsession goes too far after she rescues him from a car accident…

 

August… Murder on Sycamore Street (TV Movie)…

Murder on Sycamore Street

As I looked back at David Warner’s filmography, I discovered this enticing gem of a role as an enigmatic plastic surgeon who may or may not have killed his business partner in this Diagnosis Murder (1993-2001) pilot.. but did he do it?

 

September… Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)

Dr Jekyll And Sister Hyde (1971)

A horror comedy Hammer film production – with Ralph Bates and Martine Beswick in the title roles – takes on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, blends facts with fiction and adds a feminine touch.

 

October… Telefon (1977)

Telefon (1977)

After the Cold War, a number of deeply brainwashed Soviet sleeper agents who are living in America are reactivated by a phone call from a sinister KGB clerk, Nikolai. A KGB Major (Charles Bronson) and an American agent (Lee Remick) try to stop him…

 

November… Warlock (1989)

Warlock (1989)

After a warlock (Julian Sands) from 1691 time travels to the late 20th Century, a Scottish witchfinder (Richard E Grant)  – whose wife was killed by the warlock – follows him into the future…

 

December… Ssssnake / Sssssss (1973)

Ssssnake (1973)

A spooky horror of the slithery kind with a familiar Face from 1970s TV and a one time Von Trapp kid as his love interest.

 

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