The Vanishing Director: George Sluizer Screenplay: George Sluizer and Tim Krabbe Minutes: 106 Year: 1988 Score: 8.00 Release: Criterion Collection It is incredibly rare for a film to affect my dreams. When they do it typically takes a dozen or so views before my brain defaults my dreamscape to another world, I have been to […]Read more "Blu-ray Review – The Vanishing – Criterion Collection"
Certain Women initially interested me because of its cast, but I was not in a hurry to see it until The Criterion Collection announced they would be adding it to the collection. It is often intentional that I ignore most reviews because my tastes seldom mirror most of the viewing audience. And I think that is why you come here.Read more "Blu-ray Review – Certain Women – Criterion Collection"
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"