After missing last week because I had nothing underground (it's been a week and I'm still not sure if it was supposed to be about movies set underground or underground movies), I'm back on track with Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week we are talking about movies about movies. No, I did not repeat myself, that's the theme.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)It follows a day in the life of a Hollywood fixer in the 1950s whose job is to clean up and solve problems for big names and starts in the industry. A great comedy from the Coen Brothers, this film is a beautiful love letter to the movie industry. It's entertaining, kind of mysterious, filled with humour and great performances.
An orphan who lives in a Paris railway station comes into contact with a toymaker who turns out to be French film pioneer Georges Méliès. This Martin Scorsese film is a celebration of early French cinema. It's visually stunning but unfortunately, the story was a bit tedious. And the film was cold mainly because the lead was like a piece of wood.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Set in 1927, it follows a silent film production company and a cast making the transition from silent to talking pictures. Easily one of the best musicals ever made. It makes you want to sing and dance along with the characters but most important it beautifully tells about a very important period in the history of cinema.