Monthly Archives: March 2015

“Goodnight Mommy” – Sweet Dreams

Goodnight Mommy, which we saw on Saturday as part of the New Directors New Films series, is not scheduled to open in this country until September, but I’m too excited by the film to wait until then to write about … Continue reading

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Black & White Visions and Pointless Shootouts – 3 Films

Last Friday I saw The Gunman, a film I had hopes for, given that Sean Penn and Javier Bardem were in the cast. From the trailer it appeared to be the kind of action film I like when they’re well … Continue reading

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“Grey Gardens” – Then & Now

I first saw Grey Gardens nearly 39 years ago at the Film Society of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I saw it again last Friday when it opened for a one-week run at Film Forum. For the current release,¬†Grey … Continue reading

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On the Merry-Go-Round: A Month of Movies

Sunday, February 1st. I headed down to Film Forum for the 5:30pm showing of Orson Welles’ Chimes at Midnight (1965), aka Falstaff, considered by many to be Welles’ greatest achievement, and which Welles himself has called his best film. Since … Continue reading

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