• Carnage (7/3)

    by  • 1/3/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    CARNAGE – Penelope (Foster) and Nancy (Winslet) go through some pretty impressive range in this film, from restrained politeness to raging. I don’t see nearly as much change in Michael (Reilly) and Alan (Waltz), though. Maybe they don’t feel the need to bottle their emotions and reactions in daily life as much as their wives […]

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    Young@Heart, Repulsion (359/211)

    by  • 7/30/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    YOUNG@HEART (Netflix) – There are some fun candid scenes; soft shoe in the jail hallway, discussions about who has and has not had the Last Rites said for them, etc. Are these 70 and 80-somethings feeling young because they sing, or do they sing because they feel young? Singing old standards that you’d hear from […]

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    Cul-de-Sac (86/54)

    by  • 2/23/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    CUL-DE-SAC (Ebert) – I’ve finally had a chance to watch one of the films that Roger Ebert links to in his regular newsletter. Free feature length films like Roman Polanski’s CUL-DE-SAC, encoded in a possibly-better-than-Netflix quality and available on YouTube. Nice looking film featuring something of a descent into madness for Donald Pleasence and cinematography […]

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    Chinatown (16/8)

    by  • 1/8/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    CHINATOWN (TIFF) – Maybe not noir to purists, but noir enough for me. It was nice to see Jack Nicholson restrained but not comatose; I haven’t seen this Jack in years. I like this switch to TIFF for a while – I’m seeing a couple classic movies that I haven’t seen before. The exception is […]

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