I have finally "wised up". Instead of posting lists of what I've watched, I'm gonna just write as I go. If anyone wants to discuss any film, please do so.
The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964) -- An anthology film about a yellow Rolls-Royce that changes hands through time. The film's strong suit is a very talented cast. The first story includes Rex Harrison, Jeanne Moreau, and Edmund Purdom, the second finds Shirley MacLaine, George C. Scott, Alain Delon, and Art Carney, and the final has Ingrid Bergman and Omar Sharif. The first and second stories are rather similar in that they are about two established relationships. The final one takes place during World War II.
Since I typically do not go for these kind of films, the chances of this film winning me over were slight. While I really enjoy Shirley playing a moll and I love Ingrid in the final story, it's just not my kind of film. I will say that Ingrid was quite lovely nearing 50 years old.
The Appointment (1969) -- I was highly impressed by this artsy flick by the wonderful Sidney Lumet. The film felt very "European" in mood and tone. The story is presented in a volley of present and past story lines. We see the initial meeting of Federico (Omar Sharif) and Carla (Anouk Aimee) and then we see events that are currently ongoing. It seems confusing but it works. What's the gist of the story? Federico has suspicions that his wife, Carla, is a call girl. So the film plays as a male paranoia/fear picture. There's also the trust issue for the woman. The film I was reminded of while watching this was Petulia. I speak of tone not story. And I've got a new crush with Anouk.
In the Cool of the Day (1963) -- Yet another interesting film about complicated relationships. This time, there are two emotionally-damaged marriages that lead the husband of one (Peter Finch) and the wife of the other (Jane Fonda) spending time together on a Grecian vacation. What makes the story fascinating are the characters. Finch is married to Angela Lansbury. They are dealing with a shared tragedy from their past. She carries the physical scar while he carries more the emotional. Meanwhile, Jane is a young but sickly woman who is married to the overly protective Arthur Hill, who serves as a bubble. She also has to deal with her demanding mother (Constance Cummings). As Miss G mentioned to me, the film plays as a sixties version of One-Way Passage.
Love Story (1970) -- Ahhhhh, continuing with the happiness of love. Yet another sappy, "feel good" romance. I enjoyed this one. The reason being? Jenny (Ali MacGraw) and her big mouth. "Preppy." Hilarious! I just loved how she challenged her love interest, Oliver (Ryan O'Neal). Ollie is the son of rich Harvard legend, Oliver Barrett III, played by... is that Ray Milland?! Ray wore a hair piece?! I never knew! Oliver resents his father and his shadow, so he constantly shuns him in disgust or lashes out at him. He's fighting to have his own identity. It makes for a solid secondary story. But make no mistake about it, the title of the film is the focus. I really liked the back-and-forth banter between "Romeo and Juliet".