Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 Plenty of directors could be described as wearing their influences on their sleeves, but with De Palma, it seems more appropriate to say he holds his up and waves them around over his head so … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks 75/100 Red Road is the feature film debut of both legendary director Andrea Arnold and actress Kate Dickie. Coming after Arnold’s award-winning slice of life short Wasp, here Arnold decided to go for a more plot-based … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 You should always plan to have someone pick you up and drive you home after surgery. Bogie clearly wasn’t paying attention during the pre-op consultation. This is one of the most romantically optimistic of the noirs … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 “Oh you naughty champagne. The things you made me do.” Whew! The thirst levels in this movie are off the charts. Sometimes literally, as when at least two different characters are so riled up with … Continue reading.
Written by Patrick Hao Joseph Kuo is the Roger Corman of kung fu cinema. He did not have the backing of a major studio like Shaw Brothers or Golden Harvest. He was not even making movies in Hong Kong. Rather, … Continue reading.
Written by Anna Harrison 90/100 West Side Story, from the moment of its premiere, etched itself into the annals of musical theater history; now, fifty years later, even without the upcoming Steven Spielberg remake looming over us, the words and … Continue reading.
“The highest reaches of the actor's art begin, I believe, at the point where words cease to play a part.”Max Ophüls, Director of Letter from an Unknown Woman Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Deezer | Gaana | Google Podcasts … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 Giuseppe De Santis’ Bitter Rice is two great movies woven together for the price of one. The first is a richly detailed neorealist account of seasonal rice-field workers in Northern Italy, and the second, a … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 Oniony, experimental doc with fewer layers than there are syllables in its title, but still quite a few: set entirely in Central Park, we see a film crew in action as they make a fictional, … Continue reading.
I Stand Alone Directed by Gaspar Noe, 1998 Jim Wilson: Taylor, it’s good to have you back on Collokino. How have you been? Taylor Baker: Thanks for having me back, Jim, and to talk about my only feature film blind … Continue reading.