Crotchety old Michael Caine is the best kind of Michael Caine.
Part of my Birth Year Challenge.
This thing is all over the place. You've got slapstick, action, big acting, small, intimate scenes, and romance, and none of it seems to mix comfortably with any of the rest of it. Also, they kept calling the stunt car (clearly badged a Mercedes-Benz), a Duesenberg—unforgivable. Although, truthfully, the car is neither.
Part of my Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2020-21.
Week 3: Classic Performers: Sidney Poitier
Well, that was quite the rollercoaster ride! A Raisin in the Sun firmly belongs in that fascinating stage-to-screen genre. The adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play is noteworthy for the fact that Hansberry was a black woman whose protagonists comprise a black family. Her characters embody real, complex flesh-and-blood people of color of the sort Hollywood had rarely ever portrayed. There are no stereotypes or stock depictions on…