The Tenant 1976
Wanted to revisit this film (after not having watched in over 30 years) for Sven Nykvist's incredible work. Every shot is gorgeous. And production design by Pierre Guffroy (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) is so rich in detail. I see fewer and fewer modern films achieving this level of craft.
Jungle Fever 1991
Jungle Fever: Black is Like
“I was curious - so I jumped on it.”
Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever is a more mellow but strong companion piece to Do the Right Thing. The interracial relationship doesn’t get as much direct importance in the narrative as I would have assumed. The film is more about the discourse around this relationship. Flipper is successful and dark skinned. This shapes his views and perhaps even influences him to cheat on his wife in the…
Sex With Ghosts: Is It Cheating? 2017
There are things in this world we were not meant to decide
The Turin Horse 2011
Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair (Year 2), Film #3, 35mm
Q&A w/ Béla Tarr
The Turin Horse is a film that I always find fascinating no matter how many times I watch it. This is my third viewing, but my first theater experience. It's a top 5 movie for me, so I had to see it on the big screen. The 35mm print from Janus Films was wonderful.
There are many reasons why I consider The Turin Horse to be…
The Swindle 1955
Il Bidone is often forgotten among Fellini's work because it fell between two of the most beloved works of his career. It's also a departure from his usual style, yet still distinctly a film that feels right at home among his body of work. It admittedly doesn't quite reach the emotional heights of La Strada and Nights of Cabiria, but it's still a good film that deserves respect among his early filmography.
A tale of con artists, who's minds are…
Taxi Driver 1976
happy taxi driver day fellas!!!
june 8th my life has taken another turn again. the days move along with regularity, over and over, one day indistinguishable from the next. a long continous chain. then suddenly, there is a change
The Actor's Children 1910
Could easily pass for a Griffith film. A mediocre one.
Perfect Gentlemen 1978
Lauren Bacall I love you ❤️
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron 2002
I only watched this because it’s on the Top 100 Westerns and it sticks out like a sore thumb amongst all of the others on the list, I had to watch it to get it out the way otherwise it’s gonna bug me. Was pretty worried to start with as it’s montage heaven for the first 10 minutes, was also worried the horses were gonna start talking but to my pleasant surprise they didn’t and it’s fairly expressive in its movements.
Requiem for a Dream 2000
Resumed watching this after trying to get through it well over a decade ago. Personal perspective has changed quite a bit since then. Still hate every second of it. 4 stars.
P.S. the evil fridge scene goes down as the second greatest sentient large appliance attack in cinematic history, ranked only behind the scene from Transformers where Sam drops the AllSpark on the street and brings to life a Mountain Dew vending machine which then begins shooting soda cans at cars with…