Monday, January 1, 2018

Notable Viewing of 2017

Here are a few movies I thought deserved better critical reviews, or bigger audiences, or both:

Only the Brave
Wind River
The Hero
Paris Can Wait
Megan Leavey
A United Kingdom

And, here are two of the best things I caught on DVD:
Line of Duty
Tim’s Vermeer

Lastly, one of my all-time favorite low-budget crime films is still available on YouTube:
Blast of Silence

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  1. Hi, Elgin! A very Happy New Year to you and your family!

    I still haven't watched "Blast of Silence" but definitely this year, and soon. I'm not familiar with Allen Baron. However, I find 50s and 60s crime flicks, especially shot in New York, Chicago or San Francisco, quite appealing.

    1. Happy New Year to you and yours, Prashant. I hope you enjoy BLAST.

  2. Line of Duty was one of my 2017 viewing highlights.

    1. Mine too, Col. And I thank you for steering me to it.