If the monthly MUBI triple bill is named 'Divorce, American Style', you know from the offset that a Woody Allen film is going to get featured. 1992's Husbands and Wives is far from Allen's greatest achievement though. I'll come out and say it, but I don't think that Husbands and Wives' mockumentary stylings benefit the story all too well. Unlike in previous Allen efforts like the anthology-led Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask),…
Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #160 - Smurf Bloody Smurf
It's almost incompresenible that Elliott Gould attached Jean-Luc Godard to originally direct Little Murders. It's an interesting curiosity that Gould and Alan Arkin created, Little Murders is filled with monologues galore, crazy characters, and a deeply cynical sense-of-humour. PERSECUTION!
Week #3 of Film School Drop Outs Challenge 2017 - German Expressionism (1920 - 1927)
F. W. Murnau was one of the most influential directors working in the realms of silent cinema. His adaptation of Dracula, simply entitled Nosferatu is one of the most beloved horror films of 1920's, Faust is an epic folklore tale that holds up upon multiple viewings, even when he moved over to Hollywood to make Sunrise, he was still cranking…
Part of my 52 Films by Women Challenge! (27/52)
My only gripe with Strange Days is that it's such a missed opportunity to not use the song 'Strange Days' by The Doors. Bad luck Bigelow, I give your cult classic an A-. Minus that cruel factor, Strange Days is an utterly spotless piece of science-fiction. From the very first shot, told from the point-of-view of a bank robber where his heist goes badly wrong, the level of skill needed to…