Category Archives: Movies

Breaking the Waves

I was glad for the break in the rain. I went out to buy groceries, and then I watched Lars von Trier’s “Breaking the Waves.” I liked the soundtrack of 1970s songs from the likes of Mott the Hoople, Elton … Continue reading

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Maynila, sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag

It was still raining a bit in the morning when I decided to do my laundry. I returned home and watched “Manila in the Claws of Light,” a very good film that reminded me of “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Midnight Cowboy,” and … Continue reading

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Waves

I went to work and saw that co-workers were preparing for interviews. I wasn’t doing that because the terrible scheduling policies would make a promotion more like a punishment. At least I got to leave early, and I walked out … Continue reading

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Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

I watched “Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.” It was different, with long takes and a focus on daily tasks. There is hardly any dialogue over the course of three hours and twenty-one minutes. The star was Delphine … Continue reading

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Memorias del subdesarrollo

I got a phone call from my parents, who commented that I sounded healthy. I watched the local newcast, and I thought that Emily Turner was pregnant. I watched CBS Sunday Morning and a segment by Serena Altschul about a … Continue reading

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Hiroshima mon amour

There was no Saturday Night Movie on KQED, just a country music special, so I turned to the videos I had borrowed from the library, and I watched “Hiroshima Mon Amour.” When I first saw it, the film was less … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Deadly

I worked for four hours, went to the library to borrow some videos, and discovered that two of my places to eat were still closed for the holiday weekend. I went home, watched some old television shows, and fell asleep … Continue reading

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