The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum is one of the greats of world cinema and it finally gets the Criterion treatment.… Read More Criterion Blu-Ray Review: Kenji Mizoguchi’s ‘The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum’
My contribution to the Criterion Blogathon is a post on Jean-Luc Godard’s joyous ‘A Woman Is A Woman.’ Seeing as the DVD is no longer in print, my copy is a prized possession. I really love this film. The Criterion Blogathon is being hosted by Criterion Blues, Speakeasy and Silver Screenings. Is it possible to… Read More Lights, Camera, Action, Silence!: Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘A Woman Is A Woman’
LIGHTS… CAMERA… ACTION! I’ll be participating in the Criterion Blogathon this week with a post on Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is A Woman (1961). As per the schedule at Speakeasy, I will be posting on Tuesday with other posts on French films. Obviously, I made my pick months ago, but it is perhaps as good… Read More Criterion Blogathon reminder
Older films with few familiar faces are always exciting to watch. It makes the story the star for you, since you aren’t trying to compare the performance in this film to that film. This was exactly how it felt to watch Basil Dearden’s 1959 film Sapphire. Sure, there are a few British character actors in… Read More Basil Dearden’s London Underground: ‘Sapphire’
So, here’s what I’ve picked up at the Barnes & Noble sale. I’d like to say that’s all, but who knows? Blu-Rays: Kiss Me Deadly – full review here Le cercle rouge – fantastic film and my third Melville after Le samourai and Army of Shadows The Double Life of Veronique – I’ve been dying to see this film… Read More Criterion Sale Acquisitions
Over at Buzzlegoose, I wrote a review on Kiss Me Deadly, the most recent Criterion release I picked up during the Barnes & Noble sale. Here’s the link: http://www.buzzlegoose.com/film/film-reviews/criterion-blu-ray-review-kiss-me-deadly-directed-by-robert-aldrich/.
Pygmalion (1938) Directed by Anthony Asquith & Leslie Howard UK, 96 minutes Starring Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller Major Barbara (1941) Produced & Directed by Gabriel Pascal UK, 121 minutes Starring Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) Produced & Directed by Gabriel Pascal UK, 128 minutes Starring Vivien Leigh, Claude Rains Androcles and the… Read More George Bernard Shaw on Film (1938-1952)