With the 25th James Bond movie releasing today, we revisit the very first, which is much slower but does find the character himself fully formed.
HBO is currently airing an English-language remake of this very intimate take by Ingmar Bergman on the dissolution of a marriage, originally a Swedish TV miniseries that was successfully edited down for an international release.
A very influential documentary that was far ahead of its time in both its talking head approach and its LGBT themes, though for few films am I more confident saying “your mileage may vary.”
A deeply weird and strangely “psychosexual” Western, mostly centering on two women. Sort othe exact opposite of stereotypical John Wayne stoicism.
An “incredibly self-indulgent” sort-of musical in which Bob Fosse “choreographs his own death,” which I gotta say I was absolutely fascinated by.
The prototype of the postwar European realism, it is a very simple movie about the cycle of poverty that worked way better for me than I would have thought.
I’ve been enjoying moving forward with Movie Valhalla since we pretty much finished up the AFI 100, and look forward to taking the site in some new, fun directions going forward. Therefore, we’ll be trying in some small way to try and get you through the dark, cold months of the coming months with severalContinue reading “FESTIVAL SEASON STARTS THIS OCTOBER”
A classic romance with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, who are both very agreeable as usual, but I have to say that something on a basic level did not work for me.
A small but really interesting comedy about the workers on one long day at a car wash, with an ultra-famous disco track for a title song.