Category Archives: Movies

Make Way for Tomorrow

I watched the Leo McCarey film “Make Way for Tomorrow” from 1937. Some of the stars were Victor Moore, Beulah Bondi, Fay Bainter, and Thomas Mitchell. It shows what happens to an elderly couple after a bank takes their home. … Continue reading

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Stalker

I watched the Andrei Tarkovsky film “Stalker’ from 1979. Tarkovsky was the director who gave us “Andrei Rublev” and “Solaris.” This one showed us a future world in which three men go into a restricted area called The Zone. Their … Continue reading

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Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

After watching the playoff game between the Ravens and the Titans, I sat down to watch “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,” a film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. It had an all-female cast, and it was based on a … Continue reading

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Au hasard Balthazar

I finished watching “Au hasard Balthazar.” It followed the life of a donkey as it goes from being a children’s pet to circus act to beast of burden to discarded property. Meanwhile, young Marie travels a similar path through life. … Continue reading

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Le trou

I watched “Le Trou.” It was about an attempted prison escape, and it was very enjoyable and interesting to watch. I had to admire how thorough and resourceful these men were in their work. Some of the shots showed just … Continue reading

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Chun gwong cho sit

I watched “Happy Together.” We see the principals go from Hong Kong to Argentina. It’s a love story with clashing, opposite personalities, and some of us don’t really want to see something like this drag on for an entire movie. … Continue reading

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Gabbeh

I watched “Gabbeh,” which was a beautiful and colorful film. The director was Mohsen Makhmalbaf, also known for “Kandahar.” The magical quality of the carpet actually made me think of Gumby. The cinematographer was Mahmoud Kalari. The DVD copy of … Continue reading

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