dir. Nate Parker – 2016 – 117 min – 6.40 I was talking with my friend Aaron the other day about how picky I am. The wider my film vocabulary becomes the more I notice how my tastes effect my enjoyment of films. The Birth of a Nation falls victim to this. The film tells […]Read more "The Birth of a Nation"
2016 Film Watching Statistics This data is from my Letterboxd diary. It looks a lot better on their site. Films watched (length not considered): 361 Hours: 548.7 Top 16 highest rated films: The Double Life of Veronique: 5 Dekalog Ep 6: 4.5 Star Wars: 4.5 Dekalog Ep 2: 4.5 A Matter of Life and Death: […]Read more "2016 Film Stats"
This weekend I was able to play a little catch up on more recent films rather than 50-year-old black and white international films. The only film I am not listing yet is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby by Ned Benson because it is an interesting concept for a film. The one story exists in three […]Read more "Quick hits – a modern edition"
It is time for another quick hits. In this edition I watch several Werner Herzog films and manage to feel bad about myself, read on! Even Dwarves Started Small dir. Werner Herzog – 1970 – 4.1 – I have a feeling that this film will be placed next to Eraserhead in films I watched but […]Read more "Quick Hits"
This weeks “Themeless Quick Hits” is another themeless mash-up of uncollected films. Mostly, some are, but there was no solid, complete theme. Lawless dir. John Hillcoat – 2012 – 7.00 – Several years ago I watched The Proposition by John Hillcoat, but not because of the director but because of the writer. I have been […]Read more "Themeless Quick Hits"
Hits… Sunset Blvd dir. Billy Wilder – 7.7 – I hate that moment after I watch a movie and then, just as it ends, I an furious with myself for not having watched it sooner. Sunset Blvd is a wonderful Hollywood-Noir film that should not be possible. The basic plot circles around a b-level movie writer […]Read more "Quick Hits….and misses…"
Hamlet dir. Laurence Olivier – 6.3 – Out of the blue several weeks ago I decided to start reading Shakespeare for fun. Actually, as I write this I remember that I was reading through Sandman by Neil Gaiman for the umteenth time and when I started reading the author’s imagination of A Midsummer Night’s Dream […]Read more "Quick Hits (during which I watched Zero Dark Thirty…again)"
This Quick Hits Slapstick Superheroes is aptly titles as it includes Captain America and Charles Chaplin, or Captain America and Captain America.Read more "Quick Hits Slapstick Superheroes"
Battles Without Honor or Humanity dir. Kinji Fukasaku – 5.8 – Who doesn’t enjoy a revenge, gangster movie? I knew this going in and it was only slightly disappointing. Don’t hear this a regret as this is certainly not the case but when I put all of the scores together the film is less than average. […]Read more "Quick Hits"
Reviews and thoughts on Pather Panchali, The Martian, Labyrith, Inside Llewyn Davis, and a handfull of classic Les Blanc films.Read more "The Martian and Pather Panchali redux"