Monthly Archives: May 2016

last week’s films…

Love & Friendship (2016), Whit Stillman

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny are back from Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco in this Jane Austen adaptation.

Clean (2004), Olivier Assayas

Trumbo (2015), Jay Roach

Old Joy (2006), Kelly Reichardt

Full Moon in Paris (1984), Eric Rohmer

Run Silent, Run Deep (1958), Robert Wise    rewatch
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last week’s films…

Martha Graham: Dance on Film (1959), Nathan Kroll ★★★★★

In the Mood for Love (2000), Wong Kar-wai ★★★★★ rewatch

The Marquise of O (1976), Eric Rohmer ★★★★★

Jeremiah Johnson (1972), Sydney Pollack ★★★★★ rewatch

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Michel Gondry ★★★★★ rewatch

The Voice of Bugle Ann (1936), Richard Thorpe ★★★

last week’s films…

Barbara (2012), Christian Petzold ★★★★★

Movie of the week.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), Werner Herzog ★★★★

Irma Vep (1996), Olivier Assayas ★★★★★

Sunset Blvd. (1950), Billy Wilder ★★★★★

…You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.

I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.

Goodbye First Love (2011), Mia Hansen-Love

Ant-Man (2015), Peyton Reed ★★

All About Eve (1950), Joseph L. Mankiewicz ★★★★★

Fasten your seatbelts, its going to be a bumpy night.

left to right; Anne Baxter, Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and George Sanders. Four different expressions, each conveying different agendas.

last week’s films…

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Conte d’ete (1996) (A Summer’s Tale), Eric Rohmer ★★★★★

Third film in Rohmer’s Tales of the four seasons: A Tale of Springtime (1990), Autumn Tale (1998), A Summer’s Tale (1996), and A Tale of Winter (1992).

Solyaris (1972) (Solaris), Andrei Tarkovsky ★★★★★ rewatch

Zerkalo (1975) (The Mirror), Andrei Tarkovsky ★★★★★ rewatch

House Of Games (1987), David Mamet ★★★★★

Movie of the week

Mamet’s debut film. I’m reading Gavin De Becker’s The Gift of Fear, and he references this film, so I looked it up – house of games ebert, and it’s one of his Great Movies. All I can say is hell hath no fury…

The scene he mentions has a well known actor in a bit part – he only shows up in this one scene – William H. Macy.

Anyone who has seen William Wyler’s The Letter (1940) may know about the ending [ which was rejected and rewritten because it did not punish the murderer. ] < spoilers, hightlight to read <

The Sullivans (1944), Lloyd Bacon ★★★★★ rewatch

An American Crime (2007), Tommy O’Haver ★★

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburge ★★★★ rewatch
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Third film in Rohmer’s Tales of the four seasons: A Tale of Springtime (1990), Autumn Tale (1998), A Summer’s Tale (1996), and A Tale of Winter (1992).