Monthly Archives: December 2019

Angel Face

I watched “Angel Face,” a film noir starring Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons. It made me think of “Out of the Past” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice” with a touch of “Thelma and Louise.” The director was Otto Preminger, … Continue reading

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Little Women

I went out to Emeryville to catch the early screening of “Little Women,” the new movie directed by Greta Gerwig with Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen in the key roles. Others in the cast were Laura … Continue reading

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Popiół i diament

The sun was out, so I took a walk around. I saw the Christmas at a shopping center and the men going into the restroom at the train station. I went back to my room and watched “Ashes and Diamonds,” … Continue reading

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Cats

While other people at the theatre were buying tickets to the latest Star Wars movie, I was there to see “Cats.” There isn’t much to say about it, other than it was incredibly boring. None of the cast comes out … Continue reading

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Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux

I watched “Vivre sa vie,” the film by Jean-Luc Godard with his wife Anna Karina playing a woman named Nana. She works in a record store but seems to need money. She goes to see the movie “The Passion of … Continue reading

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The Two Popes

The storm did affect my plan to leave Los Angeles on the day after Christmas. I received an e-mail informing me that my bus to Bakersfield had been cancelled, and I got on the phone and spent an hour getting … Continue reading

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Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor

We were trapped at home by a steady rain, and so we didn’t take a trip to the casino. I sat in bed and watched “Ivan the Terrible, Part II.” In the beginning we see the characters’ faces in close-up … Continue reading

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Cléo de 5 à 7

I listened to the Raiders-Chargers game on the radio and talked to my uncle for the first time in a year. After taking a nap, I watched the Agnes Varda film “Cleo from 5 to 7,” and it was very … Continue reading

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Things to Come

I watched “Things to Come” from 1936. It was an early science fiction film. The first part shows a world decimated by war. It shows us what happened to London when it was bombed by the Nazis four years before … Continue reading

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Cría cuervos

I watched Carlos Saura’s “Cría cuervos,” a good film from 1976. One of the stars was Geraldine Page. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen in a film not directed by Robert Altman, but she was part of Saura’s … Continue reading

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