Monthly Archives: January 2012

This Week’s Movie: ATTACK THE BLOCK

Some movies just make it look so easy. You laugh when they want you to laugh, you jump when they want you to jump, they entertain you through and through and when they’re done you immediately want to see them … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: PAPER MOON

Peter Bogdanovich is one of those directors who seems to be constantly in danger of being forgotten even by film buffs. If you look at his Wikipedia page, many of the works that he directed in the last fifteen years … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: BILLY ELLIOT

I had not seen Stephen Daldry’s Billy Elliot prior to its screening at Movie Klub. However, because of its status as a surprise indie hit that got turned into a smash Broadway musical, I knew the plot: Scottish English kid … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: THE GREAT RACE

Blake Edwards’ The Great Race is a 1960s equivalent of today’s “summer tentpole” films. At $12 million in 1965 dollars, it was the most expensive comedy ever made up to that time, a huge spectacle staged with the hope of … Continue reading

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