Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day Six Pieces Director: Juan Piquer Simon Screenplay: Dick Randall and John W. Shadow Minutes: 85 Year: 1982 Score: 3.27 Release: Grindhouse Releasing I would first like to thank Arrow Video for telling me this exists, now I would like to thank Grindhouse for releasing a US edition. This is […]Read more "Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day Six and Seven"
Summer Film Fest 2017 – Day Five Prisoners Director: Denis Villeneuve Screenplay: Aaron Guzikowski Minutes: 153 Year: 2013 Score: 7.60 Release: Plain Archive This film is incredible. I remember seeing a trailer for it when it was coming out originally and I think there is an issue with the marketing because I quickly forgot about […]Read more "Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day Five"
They Live by Night Director: Nicolas Ray Screenplay: Minutes: 95 Year: 1948 Score: 6.67 Release: Criterion Collection I am rather new to Nicolas Ray and have somehow never watched Rebel Without a Cause, that’s how new. I have seen a few and have enjoyed each of them. They Live by Night is no different. It […]Read more "Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day Four"
Day of the Dead Director: George A Romero Screenplay: George A. Romero Minutes: 102 Year: 1985 Score: 7.07 Release: Shout Factory I love George Romero movies, specifically the zombie ones. His ability to elevate the genre beyond a splatter fest into a social commentary; he also knows how to make a splatter fest. Day of […]Read more "Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day Three"
Day two of the Summer Film Fest includes Phenomena, The Zookeeper’s Wife, Two-Lane Blacktop and Cannibal Holocaust. Lets start by saying I hate one poster.Read more "Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day Two"
I watched two episodes of Out 1 before moving onto shorter features. I don’t have the necessary constitution to watch a 13-hour French New Wave masterpiece in one sitting. Back at it after church tomorrow.Read more "Summer Film Festival 2017 – Day One"
Tomorrow is the official state of the 2017 Summer Film Festival in my living room but unlike most quality film festivals I have no plans. I have set play list but I am going to try and knock films off of my watch list.Read more "Summer Film Fest 2017"
Holiday weekends are a great time for a film fest. Still Alice dir. Richard Glatzer – 2014 – 7.79 – I will be recording a podcast about this movie is a few months and I have not fully unpacked my weepy viewing of this excellent film. Julianne Moore deserved the Oscar for her performance as […]Read more "Film Fest – Labor day weekend"
Samurai Trilogy dir. Hiroshi Inagaki – 5.91 – This is not a surprise to me but it may be the first time I considered that samurai films, as a genre, are sibling films to westerns. Again, this is not something I was unfamiliar with but I just never bothered to fire off too many computational […]Read more "Summer Film Fest 2016: The final batch."
Limelight dir. Charles Chaplin – 1952 – 7.4 – Chaplin’s final starring role is one of his best and is an ample sendoff to his brilliant career. In the film he stars as an aging headliner who acts as a manic pixie girl for a dancer, played by Claire Bloom, and they convince each other […]Read more "Summer Film Fest 2016 Updates"