Ironically watched this short why battling some insomnia. Still funny because I can relate.
A lovely little daydream about village life with a dash of a parable. Chaplin does indulge a little bit with the dancing girls sequence but there are a lot of good gags. But he accomplishes what he always does, capturing humanity and heart. I always underestimate this row of films before he made The Kid, need to revisit more of them.
Blind Alley is very intriguing and a little bit of a hidden gem. At times, its very interesting and engaging but the dialogue sometimes really dates itself. It really reinforces the use of phrases like "I'm not screwy, see." Or being "yellow". The film could've been longer. The script could've been fleshed out more, but this feels like a B-picture and the studio must have treated it as such.
Ralph Bellamy is really good as the cool and calculated psychologist…
The Swimmer is a film that wounds you like a lover twisting knife in your gut, yet driving another one in your back.
The story is at first a beautiful onion, but as you start to peel there are few imperfections, but it's still a lovely onion. But the imperfections aren't imperfections once you get into the inner onion, it's rotted and unusable and just needs to be pitched.
Burt Lancaster's performance is outstanding and resilient. His ability to rip…