Mar 28, 2024

You Can't Eat The Venetian Blinds

Paramount Pictures (1974)
The Regal Cinema chain have been screening classic films on Wednesday night for the past few months.  I was able to catch a 50th anniversary screening of The Godfather: Part II in February.  Last night's screening was one of the movies that it beat at the 1974 Academy Awards for Best Picture, the Roman Polanski neo-noir mystery: Chinatown.

This has been on my watchlist for a long time, but I never saw it until last night... not even a trailer or any scenes from it.  I'm glad that my first time seeing it was in a theater and not on a streaming service where I'd probably be too distracted to give it the attention it deserves.  This is a movie that really pulls you into its world and then punches you in the gut with the ending.