Written by Jeff Sparks 80/100 Filmed in her hometown of Dartford, Wasp is the third short film by Andrea Arnold and her final short before her first feature-length film, Red Road. In Wasp, Arnold captures an early performance from Natalie … Continue reading.
Written by Jeff Sparks 65/100 Dog is the second short film in the unique career of Andrea Arnold. With this film, Arnold uses a day in the life of a teen girl in England to take a look at the … 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 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.
Written by Michael Clawson 80/100 Preminger's second noir outing with Dana Andrews (quickly becoming a favorite of mine) and Gene Tierney (most definitely a favorite), six years after Laura. Andrews is a hot-tempered city cop with a bad habit of … Continue reading.
“Man is a genius when he dreams. Dream what you are capable of. The harder you dream it, the sooner it will come true.”Akira Kurosawa, Director of Yojimbo Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Deezer | Gaana | Google Podcasts … Continue reading.
The Seventh Continent Directed by Michael Haneke, 1989 Jim Wilson: Michael, you’re back. Michael Clawson: Hey there, Jim, I am indeed back and ready for action. How are you doing? Jim: Well enough. Anything exciting to report? Michael: Let’s see, since we … Continue reading.
“The greatest location in the world is the human face.”John Cassavetes, Director of A Woman Under the Influence Links: Apple Podcasts | Castbox | Deezer | Gaana | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | JioSaavn | LibSyn | Player FM | … Continue reading.
“Could I have worked under a system where there were Draconian controls on my creativity, meaning budget, time, script choices, etc.? Definitely not. I would have fared poorly under the old studio system that guys like Howard Hawks did so … Continue reading.
Written by Michael Clawson 90/100 A searingly honest chapter in the life of an unruly foster child, Francois, who as the film begins, is handed back to Social Services by a youngish married couple who can’t bear his egregious misbehavior— … Continue reading.