Favorite films

  • A Canterbury Tale
  • The Lady Eve
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Divorce Italian Style

Recent activity

  • Odds Against Tomorrow

  • California Split

  • Pressure

  • She's Gotta Have It

Recent reviews

  • From the Journals of Jean Seberg

    From the Journals of Jean Seberg

    The one I watched is a shorter version of this made by Mark in 2007. Streaming in criterion channel

  • The Erl King

    The Erl King

    This features an early cameo of Shadowfax  😉

  • The Lower Depths

    The Lower Depths

    The story is adopted from a Russian play by Gorky, rewritten for screen by Renoir, and approved by Gorky. The story has not aged very well but we see loads of wonderful camera moves. A crash zoom to Baron when he announces the actor dies. The date scene between the constable and Natasha has one of wonderful tracking shot predating even Ophuls. The camera never moves unnecessarily. In a scene between Kostylev, his wife and a constable, camera oscillates and follows…

  • Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business

    Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business

    Jazzy as her work

    “Everything has a past, so that energy that is somehow enclosed with the object” - Betye Saar who says “I am a Leo and it’s best you not hear me roar”