Monthly Archives: March 2012

This Week’s Movie: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

I was about to write that there is no better portrait of mental illness in a movie than in Milos Forman’s Best Picture-winning One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but then I though of another film which won multiple Oscars … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

In filmmaking, just as in dating, the first impression is everything. Even The Room, which is utterly incompetent from the very first frame, at least gets you curious and asking, “is this thing for real?” Some people will tell you … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: A SERIOUS MAN

I don’t agree with them, but there are a fair number of people who disliked the ending of the Coen Brothers’ No Country for Old Men. That film seems to be setting you up for one thing, and then after … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: TRUE GRIT (2010)

Generally, I don’t like reviews that psycho-analyze the filmmakers involved, but there’s simply no way to discuss the Coen Brothers’ remake of True Grit without marveling on how confident a film it is. This is a film which makes none … Continue reading

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This Week’s Movie: GOSFORD PARK

It’s a bit surprising that Robert Altman’s most well-received movie in the latter half of his long career was 2001’s Gosford Park. Altman came on the scene as a quintessentially American filmmaker, with movies like M*A*S*H, Nashville, and The Long … Continue reading

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