Finally got around to watching Lincoln (2012)—which was exactly the kind of movie I thought it was going to be; the ones they make because they’d very much like to see an Oscar astride the mantle—and a pair of sleepers that I took a chance on, The Lookout (2007) and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009). (I liked Lookout; Pippa Lee is one of those indie films that’s only too happy to let you know it’s an indie…though it does have Alan Arkin, and that’s never a bad thing.) My viewing schedule also made room for the likes of The Color of Money (1986) and The Prince and the Pauper (1937)—both of which I had never watched in their entirety.
I hope to have a few items up on the menu this week. Apologies for my slackitude, but it is winter and all.