Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My moviegoing: 2004

from Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003)
A bit soft and gooey around the edges and a few stumbling paces behind Burton's best work, this film still managed to capture some memorable images and formal beauty.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

American movies, 1970-1979

from George A. Romero's Martin (1977)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My moviegoing: 2004

from Ermanno Olmi's Il posto (1961)
Austin Film Society's Italian Cinema 1948-1970 series


Thursday, September 15, 2011

American movies, 1970-1979

from David Lynch's Eraserhead (1977)






Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My moviegoing: 2004

from Patty Jenkins' Monster (2003)
There are several things to admire in this movie. I just wish I liked it more. Charlize Theron's performance didn't connect with me. To my taste, she's too earnest, and the work of her performance shows up on the screen instead of disappearing into the character. It's Acting instead of acting. Oh well. If actors followed my advice, they'd never get any Oscar nominations.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

American movies, 1970-1979

from William Friedkin's Sorcerer (1977)

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

My moviegoing: 2004

from Lars Von Trier's Epidemic (1987)
Alamo Drafthouse special screening



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