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.






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.






80 Years at the Races

Most Marx Brothers aficionados agree that 1937’s A Day at the Races was the last truly great film featuring the zany siblings. Produced by ...