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  • The Changeling

    The Changeling

    ★★★★

    35mm print.

    Peter Medak is such an underrated talent. In a perfect world he'd be up there with the Kubricks and the Bogdanovichs of his day. It seems as though he never had a massive hit (culturally or commercially) like those guys and that may be the only reason he's so rarely mentioned.

    He showed up to intro this screening of The Changeling that I attended and probably the biggest thing of note he said was that there's a lot…

  • Walkabout

    Walkabout

    ★★★★½

    35mm print.

    Probably my favorite opening sequence to a film ever.

    Saw this with regular Roeg cinematographer Tony Richmond in attendance. He was credited with "special photography" on this film, with Roeg serving as his own DP. He told too many good stories to retell but the most interesting thing about this film is how gnarly the shoot was. Shooting in the outback didn't seem like an easy task to put it lightly but they seemed to do it with…

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  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter

    ★★★★

    35mm Print. This film is a beauty. The shot of Shelley Winters underwater should be in museums. I swear Seymour Skinner is channeling Robert Mitchum in this movie.

  • A Summer at Grandpa's

    A Summer at Grandpa's

    ★★★★

    35mm print. I might be a sucker for films made through the eyes of children, but this one seemed especially truthful and Hou's style is a perfect fit for examining childhood dreams and realities. The plot is simple, a young boy and his sister spend a summer at their grandparents' house in the country while their mother is ill. They spend their days climbing trees, swimming in a stream, searching for missing cattle, and as the official synopsis states "coming…