Bananas – 1971 Allen

2017-07-11T19:57:40+00:00

It’s the second of five archiveable “early funny films” from Woody It’s really his take on the Marx brothers duck soup and he uses a stand-in (contemporary for the time) Cuba and Castro instead of

Bananas – 1971 Allen2017-07-11T19:57:40+00:00

Marie Antoinette – 2006 Sofia Coppola

2017-07-10T21:19:54+00:00

After lost in translation (and largely because it came after that masterpiece) this was viewed as a major disappointment upon initial release but it’s a visually stunning film. Sofia was given a larger budget for

Marie Antoinette – 2006 Sofia Coppola2017-07-10T21:19:54+00:00

WarGames – 1983 Badham

2017-07-10T17:06:00+00:00

WarGames got a deserving screenplay nom for updating fail safe and Strangelove for the 80’s Broderick’s skill shows both intelligence and mischief- two qualities that he would do again (and more successfully) in ferris bueller’s day off Like Strangelove- we have

WarGames – 1983 Badham2017-07-10T17:06:00+00:00

Office Space – 1999 Judge

2020-05-12T01:48:23+00:00

The comic writing by judge is superb—we may be touching the boundaries of “taste” here but I find this film to be superior, with its polish and crafted writing, too much uneven improvisation in the 

Office Space – 1999 Judge2020-05-12T01:48:23+00:00

Primal Fear – 1996 Hoblit

2017-07-10T14:55:31+00:00

woefully underrated by the critics- 47 on mc but I have it in the archives The critics, rightly so, have a really hard time with some of the hokey courtroom stuff—the film would’ve been better

Primal Fear – 1996 Hoblit2017-07-10T14:55:31+00:00

The Others – 2001 Amenabar

2017-07-10T14:20:44+00:00

Certainly borrows equally from the sixth sense and jack clayton’s the innocents from 1961—Kidman, like the Kerr character- dominates the film which is a horror film with a young boy/girl combo Kidman is so genuine

The Others – 2001 Amenabar2017-07-10T14:20:44+00:00

Baby Driver – 2017 Edgar Wright

2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

The film starts with two stunner sequences- the car chase and the singin’ in the rain- like tracking shot Influences are a’ plenty from overt ones like goodfellas and fight club to homages to bullet

Baby Driver – 2017 Edgar Wright2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

The Beguiled – 2017 Sofia Coppola

2017-07-06T02:11:56+00:00

The first thing to praise is the use of natural lighting and intermixed exterior shots of the garden and house- it’s stunning photography from beginning to end and you need the full film to realize.

The Beguiled – 2017 Sofia Coppola2017-07-06T02:11:56+00:00

The Beguiled – 1971 Siegel

2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

Many similarities in the artistic form with both Siegel’s dirty harry (also from 1971) and eastwood’s outlaw josey wales in 1976. All three are shot by Bruce Surtees (lenny 1974) – like Dirty Harry and

The Beguiled – 1971 Siegel2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

Batman Begins – 2005 Nolan

2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

I had forgotten how polarizing the reviews were- I thought it was closer to like 78-85 with universal praise but it has a 70 on mc with 5 (12% 100’s which is quite high for

Batman Begins – 2005 Nolan2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00
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