I should also see if I can get to La ceremonie, and a couple of others, but this'll do for now
Slap Shot 7/10
What's Paul Newman doing in this seemingly low brow 70s comedy? I've watched it and I still don't know, though he's definitely not out of place. It's a strange film that doesn't know if it wants to be silly fun or sports drama and if you're going in hoping for one or the other you're bound to be disappointed, but the balance it strikes is reasonably effective. Newman is certainly a big part of that, able to make you empathize with aging past his prime hockey player in a movie that never really bothers caring about its dramatic stakes. The drama is mostly there to give the characterizations context, but it's enough to keep things moving and the silly antics liven things. I enjoyed it, but other than a few scattered moments it doesn't seem to be something that'll stick with me.