92 in the Shade is a 1975 American drama film written and directed by Thomas McGuane, based on his 1973 novel of the same name, it stars Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Elizabeth Ashley and Margot Kidder. - Wikipedia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzXQMzycswk Wakefield is a film about a man (Bryan Cranston) who abandons his family. The protagonist explores the issues of abandonment as well as other social problems. Most people know Cranston from Breaking Bad (and those of us of a certain age, Malcolm in the Middle) and his character here is similar in that he's… Continue reading The Friday Film: Wakefield
Last night I watched the Coen brothers' comedy Hail, Caesar! (2016). Starring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton and many more fantastic faces, Hail, Caesar! presents a day in the life of a Hollywood studio fixer in the 1950s. I haven't heard many good words about it, but I thought it was fantastic! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMqeoW3XRa0 Hollywood, the ’50s.… Continue reading The Friday Film – Hail, Caesar!
It's probably my second favourite Tarantino film (Death Proof being the first) and God, I wish he'd go back to making films like this. Pulp Fiction has so much style and charisma, without glorifying the violence and drug use. That's a pretty hard balance to achieve!
Valerie and Her Week of Wonders is a fantastic surreal fairy tale (Grimm style) in which nasty priests prey and the sexual awakening of thirteen(!) year old Valerie blooms. A strange combination of menstruation and a pair of earrings allows the young protagonist to see the world as it really is. This is a… Continue reading Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
These include Lunacy, Surviving Life and Alice, amongst others, with sex and death nearly always present. Lunacy, starring Anna Geislerova, is a poetic and disturbing piece which draws upon the work of Sade and Poe, using Svankmajer's trademark of live action mixed with stop-animation.