250 Films Challenge | 160 | The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Pre-code 25/50

250 Films Challenge | 160 | The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

Pre-code 25/50

250 Films Challenge | 159 | Freaks (1932)
Pre-code 24/50
A cult movie if there ever was one. It certainly stays with you. I’ve read up on some cast’s back stories and unsurprisingly they are not very pleasant.
This film may be a good watch for those anticipating the next season of American Horror Story as a primer of sorts.

250 Films Challenge | 159 | Freaks (1932)

Pre-code 24/50

A cult movie if there ever was one. It certainly stays with you. I’ve read up on some cast’s back stories and unsurprisingly they are not very pleasant.

This film may be a good watch for those anticipating the next season of American Horror Story as a primer of sorts.

250 Films Challenge | 158 | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Pre-code 23/50
I’d been wanting to see this for a while so I’m glad I caught it last night. TCM is having Pre-Code Fridays! Good times.
Anyway, this is a great film — captivating, terrifying, great makeup and effects, wonderfully acted.

250 Films Challenge | 158 | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

Pre-code 23/50

I’d been wanting to see this for a while so I’m glad I caught it last night. TCM is having Pre-Code Fridays! Good times.

Anyway, this is a great film — captivating, terrifying, great makeup and effects, wonderfully acted.

250 Films Challenge | 157 | Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Pre-code 22/50
I love this one. Great cast, great songs, lots of laughs, but packs a punch at the end.

250 Films Challenge | 157 | Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)

Pre-code 22/50

I love this one. Great cast, great songs, lots of laughs, but packs a punch at the end.

250 Films Challenge | 156 | Ek Villain (2014)
Foreign 50/50
Yay, I finally finished another category! Shame it was a Waste. Of. Time. I should’ve gone with my gut. I didn’t want to see it; the trailers looked incredibly meh. Yet I let the hype about how great it was get to me, so I gave in. Plus I was curious how Sid would do. The answer: poorly. His “tough guy” act was pretty lousy. I’m 0 for 2 with him now. Anyway, overall the film was weak.

250 Films Challenge | 156 | Ek Villain (2014)

Foreign 50/50

Yay, I finally finished another category! Shame it was a Waste. Of. Time. I should’ve gone with my gut. I didn’t want to see it; the trailers looked incredibly meh. Yet I let the hype about how great it was get to me, so I gave in. Plus I was curious how Sid would do. The answer: poorly. His “tough guy” act was pretty lousy. I’m 0 for 2 with him now. Anyway, overall the film was weak.

250 Films Challenge | 155 | Hot Saturday (1932)
Pre-code 21/50

250 Films Challenge | 155 | Hot Saturday (1932)

Pre-code 21/50

250 Films Challenge | 154 | Hook (1991)
Favorites 19/50
I love this movie. Goodbye, Robin Williams.

250 Films Challenge | 154 | Hook (1991)

Favorites 19/50

I love this movie. Goodbye, Robin Williams.

250 Films Challenge | 153 | The Lunchbox (2013)
Foreign 49/50
Glad I finally saw this. Well done. Great cast. I definitely felt for the characters.

250 Films Challenge | 153 | The Lunchbox (2013)

Foreign 49/50

Glad I finally saw this. Well done. Great cast. I definitely felt for the characters.

250 Films Challenge | 152 | Bombay Talkies (2013)
Foreign 48/50
A decent collection of short films.
Karan’s had an interesting (but predictable) story and started out good but somehow left me kind of cold. (side note: Rani is everything and Randeep is so very fine)
Dibakar Banerjee’s was absolutely wonderful. Loved it. I just want to hug Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Zoya’s was very cute and I felt for the little boy. Katrina was… in it.
Anurag’s was good although I didn’t feel as connected to it. Actually, no, there was a moment I felt heartbroken but was mended by the end.
Overall it was enjoyable.

250 Films Challenge | 152 | Bombay Talkies (2013)

Foreign 48/50

A decent collection of short films.

Karan’s had an interesting (but predictable) story and started out good but somehow left me kind of cold. (side note: Rani is everything and Randeep is so very fine)

Dibakar Banerjee’s was absolutely wonderful. Loved it. I just want to hug Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Zoya’s was very cute and I felt for the little boy. Katrina was… in it.

Anurag’s was good although I didn’t feel as connected to it. Actually, no, there was a moment I felt heartbroken but was mended by the end.

Overall it was enjoyable.

250 Films Challenge | 151 | Highway (2014)
Foreign 47/50
Good performances, beautifully shot, very nice music. After the fluff that was Student of the Year, it was nice to see Alia in a role like this; she is talented. I already have a fondness for Randeep, so that hasn’t changed. What’s Imtiaz Ali’s next film cuz I am ready.

250 Films Challenge | 151 | Highway (2014)

Foreign 47/50

Good performances, beautifully shot, very nice music. After the fluff that was Student of the Year, it was nice to see Alia in a role like this; she is talented. I already have a fondness for Randeep, so that hasn’t changed. What’s Imtiaz Ali’s next film cuz I am ready.