last week’s films…

Last 8 (weekly lists always have the latest on top) were streamed on Filmstruck.

Safety Last! (1923), Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor ★★★★★

There were certain days she could be sure to get a letter from him. They were Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Lady Snowblood (1973), Toshiya Fujita ★★★★★  movie of the week

The morning has died, and the snow falls in mourning.

Daybreak Express (1953), D.A. Pennebaker ★★★★★

Music by Duke Ellington.

The Executioner (1963), Luis Garcia Berlanga ★★★★★

Father, what’s his neck size?

Black Something (2016), David Zellner, Nathan Zellner ★★★★★

“In late 2015, “Bright Ideas” magazine and its publisher, the innovative crowdfunding and distribution platform Seed & Spark, commissioned directing duo the Zellner Bros. (KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER) to make a short piece in response to a Criterion Collection release that they considered inspiring. The brothers chose Louis Malle’s wild, hallucinogenic BLACK MOON (1975), itself a tripped-out reimagining of “Alice in Wonderland.” Shot in the woods near their Austin homes, BLACK SOMETHING captures Malle’s blending of idyllic pastoral imagery with nightmarish fantasy, distilling it into a skin-crawlingly unsettling three-minute short.”

– Filmstruck Criterion Channel

Incident at Oglala (1992), Michael Apted ★★★★★

Diva Dolorosa (1999), Peter Delpeut ★★★★★

Footnote (2011), Joseph Cedar ★★★★★

Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Mel Gibson ★★★★★

To Have and Have Not (1944), Howard Hawks ★★★★★ rewatch

Was you ever bit by a dead bee?

I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman (2015), Marianne Lambert ★★★★★

Then her own daughter makes this film Jeanne Deilman. And I show something I can feel within her and her aunts. And something that leaves no place for piano lessons. Or anything else for that matter. Only the repetition, the obsession, the confinement, the corridors, the kitchens.

No Home Movie (2015), Chantal Akerman ★★★★★

In the Good Old Summertime (1949), Robert Z. Leonard, Buster Keaton ★★★★★ rewatch

First remake of Ernst Lubitsch’s The Shop Around the Corner (1940). Always nice to see Judy Garland’s 3 year old daughter Liza Minnelli in the last scene.

Once a Chicken (2015), Evan Johnson, Guy Maddin ★★★★★

Tatsumi (2013), Eric Khoo ★★★★★

Don’t push. You’ll break the door open.

Damn! We’re packed in here like sardines, while the cows are traveling like royalty.

Famous Nathan (2014), Lloyd Handwerker ★★★

Cafe Society (2016), Woody Allen ★★★★★

You have this deer in the headlights quality.

Arrival (2016), Denis Villeneuve ★★★★★


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