This week: Dive into a life of crime. Once Upon A Time in America (1984) I want to say I liked this movie better when it was called The Godfather Part II, but it's actually comparable in a way until the flashback narrative jumps to the stuff in the crime family. Up until then, Leone's juggling of … Continue reading Reeling: Crime Pays
This week: Bursts of colour and theatricality in The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
This week: Another month, another round-up.
This week: College! Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) One of the few movies I could never get tired of watching. There's the obvious, boyish enticement of revisiting the same group of friends again and again, but it's also the rhythms of the youthful freedom that independence brings. Where shall we go next? What can we be? Do … Continue reading Reeling: College!
This week: It's my 20th birthday, and one evening a couple of weeks ago, I started writing about my favourite movies. As you're about to see, I found it very difficult to stop. To celebrate two decades on this earth, here's what I wrote. Enjoy. Zodiac (2007) With any luck, people in the future will care … Continue reading Reeling: Personal Insight
A round-up of September's new releases in a new Reeling regular.
This week: Elderly chronicler of everyday French life and unsung hero of the French New Wave - ladies and gentlemen, Agnes Varda.