By: Henry J. Fromage –
This has got to be the nadir of my 365-day journey towards… something less than 365 films. A TV cut of a meh classic and… Friend Request.
197. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
This is one of those popularly held “classics” that I’ve just never gotten around to. Well, what seems like 87 hours of windows updates on my streaming machine later, I had already completed this one. Holy Fuck How Was This Ever Acceptable Most Racist Award Winner Mickey Rooney aside, this is clearly another charm showcase for the inimitable Audrey Hepburn with a little screenwriting funk from the unique and immensely image-conscious Truman Capote. Cast anyone but Hepburn here and this film is lost to the mists of time, but she alone makes it required viewing, even if I wouldn’t go so far as to enshrine it as a real classic (her character’s really a horrific person).
198. Friend Request
I predicted every death in this film. In chronological order. I could talk all day about the hilariously retrograde notion of the Internet as a Monster or the journeyman-like boringness of every single element of this film (not even an unironic laugh to be had anywhere), but seriously, that’s all you need to know about the film. I’d suggest you try it, too, but that’s pointless because A) you could totally do it too, and B) that would mean you would have to watch this film I’ve already forgotten ten minutes after watching.