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  • The Invasion

    The Invasion

    ★★½

    THE INVASION (2007) USA colour 95m.
    Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.
    Based on the 1955 novel "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney.

    Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam, Jeffrey Wright, Josef Sommer.

    Versions:
    1. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) by Don Siegel.
    2. Same title (1978) by Philip Kaufman.
    3. Body Snatchers (1993) by Abel Ferrara.
    4. The Invasion (this) (2007) by Oliver Hirschbiegel.

    All four are made by very able directors. I really enjoyed the 1956 and 1978…

  • The Thirteenth Floor

    The Thirteenth Floor

    ★★★½

    THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR (1999) US/Ger col 100m.
    Directed by Josef Rusnak, who also wrote the screenplay.

    Based on the 1964 science fiction novel "Simulacron-3" by Daniel F. Galouye. This was made before as a 3 1/2 hours Television-serial in Germany, called Welt am Draht/WORLD ON A WIRE (1973) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
    One of the producers for THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR (1999) was actually Michael Ballhaus, who was Fassbinder's EXCELLENT cinematographer during the 1970's.

    Cast: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio,…

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  • A Tale of Springtime

    A Tale of Springtime

    ★★★★

    COMPLETELY ENCHANTING

    Much talk.
    Nothing really happens.
    In the end nothing has changed.
    Perhaps!

    Colour code: definitely blue.

    I have loved every encounter with the cinema of Eric Rohmer this far.

  • The Thing from Another World

    The Thing from Another World

    ★★★★

    KEEP WATCHING THE SKIES!

    Rewatch 2016-07-21.

    The last time I watched this, several years ago, I thought it was a nice OLD horror story; entertaining but obviously old-looking.

    This time I was really surprised how well-paced, interesting and fast-flowing it felt. It works very well in 2016 as well as it must have done in 1951.
    WHAT A JOYFUL WATCH it is even now!

    Credited directors are Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks.
    Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan have top billing.…