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 and 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… 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 for Jill who also has physical difficulties due to polio but she’s with someone else…

 

March… War of the Roses (1989)

War of the Roses (1989)

Will it be a happy ever after from here to eternity for the Roses played by my favourite 1980s on-screen couple?

 

April… To Olivia (2021)

To Olivia (2021)

Heard about this biopic from my mum, it tells of a difficult time for the actress Patricia Neal and her husband, author Roald Dahl when their wee daughter dies unexpectedly of encephalitis caused by the measles…

 

May… My Best Fiend (1999)

My Best Fiend (1999)

Been on my radar after watching Klaus Kinski in Venom (1981), a documentary about the behind the scenes on-off bromance between the actor Klaus Kinski and the director Werner Herzog who despite their tempestuous relationship collaborated on a number of movies…

 

June… Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak (2015)

A gothic romance directed by Guillermo del Toro has a young American woman – and author – marry for love and then move to England to live with her husband and his sister in their ancestral home. Things then go a wee bit spooky…

 

July… Dream House (2011)

Dream House (2011)

Will (Daniel Craig) and his wife Libby (Rachel Weisz) and their two kids move to their dream house in the forest. They then learn the house was the scene of a crime where a man murdered his family…

 

August… Don’t Look Up (2021)

Don’t Look Up (2021)

An astronomy PhD student and her professor try to warn the American President and the media about a planet threatening comet in this film satire with an all-star cast.

 

September… 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.

 

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… The Dead Zone (1983)

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) is involved in a serious accident after he visits his girlfriend. He then wakes from a coma after five years, discovers his girlfriend is now married and he has supernatural powers, as he discovers after touching a person he has visions of their life…

And tune in later this month for the first of these film reviews… and then click on those now blue coloured film titles where I will add the film link, as they happen…

 

 

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