last week’s films…

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Richard Linklater ★★★★★

Let them leave you up in the air
Let them brush your rock and roll hair…

Dazed and confused? Richard Linklater fan? Boyhood (2014), Before trilogy (Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013)), School of Rock (2003), Slacker (1991), Dazed and Confused (1993), Bernie (2011). While D&C played to a 70s soundtrack and opened with Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion as an orange 1970 Pontiac GTO cruises into the school parking lot, EWS!! has the protagonist driving to college in a Oldsmobile 442 with The Knack playing My Sharona. And since that song just made the tail end of the 70s (1979), everything else is smack dab in the 80s. While D&C pursued the high school question of what do I want to be when I grow up, EWS shows a few choices already made – baseball, performing arts. Extra scenes with the cast plays during the credits.

Blast of Silence (1961), Allen Baron ★★★★★

You’re home again…

I can see Francis Ford Coppola paying homage to this film [ when Vito Corleone kicks Don Fanucci over in the stairwell scene in The Godfather Part II ] < spoiler-hightlight to read.

Alan Partridge (2013), Declan Lowney ★★★

The Tribe (2014), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy <

Gloria (2013), Sebastian Lelio ★★★★★

Amour fou (2014), Jessica Hausner ★★★★★

Butterflies? In November?

Stations of the Cross
(2014), Dietrich Bruggemann ★★★★★

Movie of the week.

Totally taken by surprise as I didn’t realize I was a frog swimming in a pot of water as the heat is slowly being turned higher and higher.

A Field in England (2013), Ben Wheatley ★★★★★

Howards End (1992), James Ivory ★★★★★ Rewatch

The Remains of the Day (1993), James Ivory ★★★★★ Rewatch

Opening scene, a drawing of the mansion, and we seem to peak into one of the windows. I never noticed the ending scene’s POV echos this, though not from the same perspective, as does the scene when Anthony Hopkins’ character pries his father’s fingers from the cart, is again echoed when Emma Thompson does the same to his grip of a book.

Begin Again (2013), John Carney



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