JOHNNY GUITAR (1954)

A deeply weird and strangely “psychosexual” Western, mostly centering on two women. Sort othe exact opposite of stereotypical John Wayne stoicism.

ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

An “incredibly self-indulgent” sort-of musical in which Bob Fosse “choreographs his own death,” which I gotta say I was absolutely fascinated by.

LADRI DI BICICLETTA (1948)

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.

FESTIVAL SEASON STARTS THIS OCTOBER

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”

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957)

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.

CAR WASH (1976)

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.

THE HITCH-HIKER (1953)

A surprisingly tense thriller about two guys who pick up a hitch-hiker only to quickly discover he’s actually a serial killer, that is considered the only “classic” film noir directed by a woman.

THE VISITOR (1979)

A truly nuts lost 70s sci-fi(?)/horror(?) classic(?) involving an evil tween, her pet falcon that pecks out people’s eyes, people in wheelchairs getting thrown through large aquariums, dramatic games of Pong, and John Huston slowly walking down the world’s tallest escalator. I love it so much.