I just watched this 1980 classic by Hector Babenco, the father of the genre of Brazilian films looking at street kids. I have a somewhat limited tolerance for the genre of “let’s get amate
I’d long been curious about the 1978 British remake of The Big Sleep, with Robert Mitchum as Marlowe. It is bad. Very bad. There’s not a single thing about this film that is as good as the
Criterion Channel is running a series of arthouse animation for adults. I’m checking out some of it. I’m by no means an expert on animation, but some of this is pretty interesting. Bellado
Most of my familiarity with Paul Muni is with Scarface, in which he does a great job and uses an accent that was far more immigrant-English focused that anything else out of Hollywood, which I’v
Since it’s Carrie Nation day here at LGM, let’s look at the 1901 Edwin S. Porter film mocking her actions, Kansas Saloon Smashers. Surprisingly lengthy Wikipedia entry about it.
Edwin Edwards died the other day and we shouldn’t let the loss of such an august champion of clean government pass without discussing it. Here’s the first part of the 1991 debate between E
Let’s spend tonight’s Film Club discussing another legacy of American history: massive environmental degradation. Here’s some silent 1936 footage of the Dust Bowl and it’s impa
Last night, I watched Masaki Kobayashi’s astounding 1967 film Samurai Rebellion, about a lord forcing a vassal to marry an exiled mistress, only to see them fall in love and have a child and the