Watching movies in New York City
***** = M
**** = NM / M-
*** = VG / VG+
** = G+ / VG-
* = F /…
At Home - PLEX
Sort of Italian neo realist Noir Western. De Seta extends what he visited in his short film Shepherds of Orgosolo (with touches of a few others). A peasant shepherd is accused of murdering a policeman but rather than defend himself he and his kid brother take their flock of sheep deep into the beautiful Sardinian mountains and countryside. Some amazing meditations on survival and distrust of the justice system. Non actors are terrific and the films…
James's House - 16mm
Fun turn for Haas who once again plays the cuckold but this time it is of his own doing as he tries to hatch a plan to use that to rub out his gold mining partner. Treasure of the Sierra Madre this ain't but Hugo Haas once again has incredible on screen presence. John Agar and Cleo Moore aren't as good here as they are in the [even by Haas standards] more underrated Hold Back Tomorrow…
At Home - DVD
This was INSANE.
This was CRAZY.
SO much tension.
Sandler is GOD.
Julia Fox is going to be a star.
The score is mesmerizing!
This was like being at shul!
It took 10 years to make this movie!
The research that went into recreating the diamond district!
Did I miss any of the default positive reviews? Don't think so.
Anyways, this movie was complete piece of trash, I absolutely hated it.
IFC Center - DCP
Behind the Music+
Recycled footage and interviews tell Robbie's story. I am a huge fan of The Band and have been for as long as I can remember. I read Levon's book when I was a teenager and read Robbie's recent Testimony almost as soon as it hit shelves but the lack of a Garth Hudson interview and the fact that Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Levon Helm are dead allows the filmmakers and Robbie to…