I was able to watch quite a bit this week, finally finishing the last of Pierre Etaix‘s films — As Long as You’ve Got Your Health and Land of Milk and Honey — on Criterion’s recent Blu-ray release, though I must admit, Land of Milk and Honey did nothing for me and it was the only one of the five features on the release I didn’t finish, while I did watch all three of the included shorts.
Also, the night after watching The Great Gatsby, I returned to the twenties with the 1939 James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart film The Roaring Twenties. While the title may suggest a shoot ’em up gangster flick, it does have those elements, but it was much slower than I expected, which isn’t to say it was bad, simply it wasn’t what I was necessarily craving at that moment. I’m sure I’ll return to it, however, as the [amazon asin=”B00114XLTQ” text=”Warner Gangsters Collection, Vol. 1″] was one of the best DVD purchases I’ve ever made.
The set includes The Public Enemy, White Heat, Angels with Dirty Faces, Little Caesar, The Petrified Forest and The Roaring Twenties and the only one I haven’t yet watched is Petrified Forest, but the others, especially White Heat and Little Caesar are great. It’s also worth noting, the set is coming to Blu-ray (sans The Roaring Twenties) on May 21, you can [amazon asin=”B00BCGUJ5M” text=”preorder it here”].
I also popped in Inception for the first time in a year or so and, as I have the last six weeks, I watched the latest episode of “Hannibal“, which was directed by James Foley (“House of Cards”, Glengarry Glen Ross) and co-starred Gillian Anderson for a brief moment as Lecter’s therapist.
Of course, I also watched a few games of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and several of the NBA Playoff games as I won’t be able to see any hockey or basketball for the next couple of weeks as I head out for Cannes on Monday morning.
With my week out of the way, it’s now your turn. What did you watch this week?