The Seventh Seal Director: Ingmar Bergman Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman Minutes: 96 Year: 1957 Score: 8.57 Release: The Criterion Collection There is a thing that I do. Whenever I am having a remarkably bad moment I close my eyes and picture a rocky beach. It is just me on that beach, at least to start, that […]Read more "Top 25 Review – The Seventh Seal – Criterion Collection"
Growing up in America, with a grandfather who was a POW in World War II, there were not too many moments when German’s were the good guys.Read more "The Essentials – The Bridge – Criterion Collection"
“Where do you want go?” “Doesn’t matter. Wherever you want to take me.” Chungking Express is love: messy, sad, manic, lonely, effervescent, and enthralling.Read more "Top 25 Review – Chungking Express – Criterion Collection"
I dare you to watch this movie without feeling hungry, and maybe something else too, a couple of other feelings. Juzo Itami makes food both wholesome, funny, exciting and sexy and wraps it all up in under two hours.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Tampopo"
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"
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"
Oh my God, are they going to kill that kid? No, oh good because that is not what I signed up for. After the credits the first inter-title states, “A picture with a smile – and perhaps, a tear,” so I was genuinely stunned when the tough pulled his revolver on the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes. Soon, though, my laughter started to gain steam until I was on a giggle course straight through to the dream sequence.Read more "Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid"
What are the Olympics? A sporting event designed to feature summer and winter sports occurring once every four years staggered? Yes, but. The Olympics are more than this and that is what director Kon Ichikawa was looking to highlight. To him the Olympics is a two week span of world peace. For two weeks nations around the world come together for sport.Read more "Tokyo Olympiad"
My wife called me the moment the screen went black at the end of the film. The vibrating phone disconnected me from David Cronenberg’s Toronto, from the office of Doctors Mantle. My phone, at that second, acted as a defibrillator jolting me back into the real world and breaking the seal on my possibly collapsed lungs.Read more "Dead Ringers"
Harry Lime is dead. That is ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW and it would probably be in your best interest to click away right now. Welcome to The Third Man.Read more "The Third Man"