Occasional film reviews and essays. Films I humbly think are somehow interesting, significant, impactful, funny or in some other way worthy of taking up your precious time....by reading about or even eventually viewing if it seems like your type of thing.
The Swimmer (1968)
Subversive and challenging film that shakes the foundations of the suburban dream. Read on
Best of Enemies (2015)
Documentary of TV fireworks between Gore Vidal and Willaim F. Buckley. Read on
Mickey One (1965)
Noir gem with a great jazz score. One of a kind. Read on
Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970)
Funny period satire with two of the most outrageous male characters in film. Read on
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
A man paralyzed except for one eye. Depressing? Not so! Read on
Two Lane Black Top (1972)
A visual and atmospheric experience. Microcosmic Zen perfection. Read on
City of God (2002)
Stunning, brutal and intense. Life on the streets in the slums around Rio de Janiero. Read on
Crumb lets loose with his pen the the inner spaces of his mind. Read on.
The Five Obstructions (2003)
Von Tier gets his friend Leth to remake his own film "The Perfect Human" 5 times. Heady stuff. Read on.
Y Tu Mamá Tambié (2001)
Two over heated Mexican youth on road trip. Read on
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
Life of wild man journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Read on.
The Saddam Hussein Hanging (2006)
This could be argued to be the most expensive film ever made. Read on.
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