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Kiss me Deadly, Talk to Me and Lost Highway November 11, 2007

Filed under: Film Reviews — aloysia @ 10:40 am

1. Kiss me Deadly (1955):

I cannot deny that that this is a well made noir (in terms of photography,etc), I found it to be uninvolving and confusing in places. The ending seemed completely out of left field and not in the least bit intune with the rest of the film. The idea of it being uninvolving is probably more a relflection on my taste than anything else but I wouldn’t recommend it in any case.

 2. Talk to Me (2007):

While I really enjoyed this film, I can’t say it’s a good movie. It does well to sort of dispense with the traditional bio-pic format in places but then it doesn’t seem to know whether it wants to be different or the same. The film is worth watching for Don Cheadle performance alone.

3. Lost Highway (1997)

I’d rather not remember it.


40 Films in Month

Filed under: Film Reviews — aloysia @ 5:53 am

 Mouchette (1967)

Sunset Blvd (1950)

Talk to Me (2007)

Waitress (2007)

Ratatouille (2007)

Vertigo (1958)

Divorce: Italian Style (1961)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

La Belle et la Bete (beauty and the beast) (1946)

All About Eve (1950)

Jezebel (1938)

Roman Holiday (1953)

The Nuns Story (1959)

Lost Highway (1997)

Hud (1963)

Shane (1953)

Taxi Driver (1976)

The Searchers (1956)

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

400 Blows (1959)

Band of Outsiders (1964)

Days of Heaven (1978)

Husbands and Wives (1992)

Brazil (1985)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The Conformist (1969)

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Bottle Rocket (1996)

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Lolita (1962)

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Paris, Texas (1984)

Army of Shadows (1969)

Hamlet (1942)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

The Enigma of Kasper Hauser (1974)

Stroszeck (1977)

The Star (1952)

Persona (1966)

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

Queen Christina (1933)

Balthazar (1966)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

I’m Not There (2007) 

Trust (1990)

Far From Heaven (2002) 

To Each his Cinema (2007)

The Unbelievable Truth (1989) 

Henry Fool (1997)

Eyes Without a Face (1959)

Le Samourai (1967)

Metropoliton (1990)

The Nanny Diaries (2007)

40 films in 30 days. Can I make it? Will I lose the bet? Time will tell. Starting November 11th

That’s more than 40 oh well.

Saw Raiders of the Lost Ark and Manhattan on the big screen