Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Celebrate the work of the recently departed Canadian film icon Michel Brault with his lovely light short Geneviève.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Check out my new commentary for Frank Borzage's A Farewell to Arms.

I go into the transition out of the silent era, the challenges of adapting a famous work, censorship problems in Classic Hollywood, and how the lives and careers of the principals informed the film. Also Gary Cooper's sex life.

Here it is in MP3:

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Prairie

Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
dir. Karel Reisz

We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2013)
dir. Simon Hawkins & Zeke Hawkins

Monday, September 2, 2013

A little known fact about Fritz Lang

...is that, shortly before he died, he turned into John Ford.

Ford left, Lang right.