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"
Red River dir. Howard Hawks – 1948 – 5.87 – Red River kicks off my Summer Film Fest for 2016 mostly because I wanted to watch westerns. There is not too much I can say about the film, it is a western, the acting between John Wayne and Montgomery Clift was very interesting and compelling. […]Read more "Summer Film Fest 2016: or Regarding Horses"
In a few weeks I will be celebrating my annual summer film festival which was the impetus for this website nearly two years ago. Of the 108 posts most of them are full length reviews with several of these Quick Hits it is a pleasure to still be writing here after all this time. That […]Read more "Quick Hits: Pre Summer Film Fest edition."
In a Lonely Place dir. Nicolas Ray – 6.0 – There is always something magical about watching film noir starring Humphrey Bogart, a man who personifies the vocal cadence of these bleak portraits. Moments of possible happiness are quickly dashed when you remember that nothing ends happy in this genre. In a Lonely Place does […]Read more "Quick Hits: Including a Rainy Day Film Fest"