>> Thursday, December 27, 2007
One year ago today, Booze Movies was born with the express purpose of shedding a light on the major role that alcohol has played in the history of the movies. Of course, the last thing a booze-soaked subject should be is dry, so I hope you've found my soused cinema reviews and features as enjoyable to read as they have been for me to produce.
With sixty-seven reviews completed, I see no end in sight. There are numerous major and obscure alky titles left to cover--Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966), The Struggle (1931), Sideways (2004), The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947), The Bad News Bears (1976), The Fatal Glass of Beer (1933), Trees Lounge (1996), Nightmare Alley (1947), Breakfast With Hunter (2003), etc--so I'm going to be at this for some time to come. Stay tuned. It's going to be fun.
Over the course of the year, the size of my reviews nearly doubled in length. Consequently, in upcoming weeks, I will return to some of the films that I reviewed during the first couple of months , such as Arthur (1981) and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), to give those classics the expanded write-ups that they deserve. Withnail and I (1987) and My Little Chickadee (1940) have recently undergone that kind of touch-up.
Of course, new reviews will also continue to appear. In fact, I'll be back later this week with my overview of Under the Volcano (1984).
I'd like to thank everyone who has posted comments to the blog and sent me emails over the past year. Your feedback and encouragement has been invaluable. I especially appreciate movie suggestions--the more obscure the better. I've enjoyed a number of lesser known titles due to your recommendations, so please keep them coming!