I hadn’t watched The Lady Vanishes in a long time. Like a lot of Hitchcock films, it definitely takes its time to get going. The first half-hour seems almost pointless, although of course itR
The protests of indigenous Hawaiians receive almost no attention from the rest of Americans, so let’s do our bit to fix that tonight. This is a 2019 short documentary chronicling the movement of
One of the best reviewed films of 2020 was Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden, an adaptation of the Jack London story about a working class guy who tries to better himself in order to marry a rich wo
How could I choose anything else tonight?
Biopics tend to be bad. It almost makes me cry whenever the internet demands a biopic of this or that left/liberal hero since the film, if it does get made, will almost always be bad. Think of the utt
I recently read Tom Turner’s biography of Sierra Club leader David Brower. It’s alright, more of the story by someone who knew him closely than a real deep historical examination. When dis
Somehow, I had never seen Pumping Iron. So I did. This is such a well-known film that I don’t think we need an explainer. I will say two things. First, the hardest thing about watching this film
I don’t know why I had never seen Alex Cox’s Walker but I finally did. On the surface, the film is gold to me–a biopic of the lunatic “gray eyed man of destiny,” William