Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Quickies for June 2015

Murmur of the Heart (1971)✭✭✭✭½

A light, breezy coming of age romantic comedy about incest. Only the French.

Simon of the Desert (1965) ✭✭✭✭½

An in-your-face religious allegory. Weird and wonderful, you'll be thinking about it for days.

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) ✭✭✭✭½

Classic, stylish romantic crime drama. Tale meanders in all directions, but ties up neatly at the end. Fine example of B material lifted by visionary direction. Superb Miles Davis track.

1 comment:

Paul van Yperen said...

Kurosawa, Malle, Bunuel, you're in the mood for re-viewing the classics! Elevator to the Scaffold will be shown at the open air screenings of the Cinema Ritrovato festival in Bologna. Nice chance for me to see La Moreau again. I hope for a sizzling summer evening under the stars.

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