09 November 2008

Sunday Matinee (Nov. 2 - Nov. 8)

Not half the price, just half the work.

This coming week at Screen Savour: I hope to have reviews posted for three more Hitchcock films and perhaps the first installment of my Best-Since-2000 series, which has been on hold. I'm also hoping to debut a new feature either this week or next that will include capsule reviews of contemporary features to which I cannot devote, because of time and content, 700 to 1,000 words.

So without further ado...

• Hey, check out Farzan's new digs.

• Two trusted names, Tony at Cinema Viewfinder and Nick at Fataculture, give a split decision to The Boy in Striped Pajamas (Pyjamas to the rest of the world).

• Coleman's Corner looks at The Night of the Hunter, and calls it, as only he can, "the unsettlingly haunting, most exquisitely choreographed, sumptuously crafted, pristinely elemental and the most thematically tunicate filmic Gothic cinematic Expressionist picture belonging to the talkie era."

• As part of the Famous Firsts series at Ferdy on Films, Roderick Heath pens a must-read academic essay in response to Laura Mulvey's observation that "Citizen Kane explicitly invites us to figure out its puzzle but it also constantly frustrates that desire."

• I encourage you to click on over to The Dancing Image and scroll through the films in his political film festival, now collected in a single place so you can easily access a review if you've missed it. Also, be sure to check out the review of The Magnificent Ambersons, which is in the queue of my DVR and waiting to be watched.

• More strong reviews of Synecdoche, New York this week, including Christopher Orr's at The New Republic.

• A letter writer to Roger Ebert attempts to explain why he's never fawned over Martin Scorsese.

• Considering the history of the third movie in a trilogy falling perilously short of the first two, James Berardinelli thinks Christopher Nolan shouldn't make a third Batman film. Your thoughts?

New Pixar movie trailer.

And in case you've never seen them...

This week on Turner Classic Movies:
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Nov 10
Strangers on a Train (1951), Nov 12
The Shop Around the Corner (1940), Nov 13
Rear Window (1954), Nov 14
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), Nov 15
Paths of Glory (1957), Nov 15
Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Nov 15
Foreign Correspondent (1940), Nov 16


darkcitydame4e 10 November, 2008  

I can't hardly wait until the last 3 installment of Hitchcock reviews,
because I really enjoyed reading and printing ... (Do your printer suppose set off the smoke alarm when you turn it on?)...
out T.S. and Deadpan reviews of Hitchcock work on film.

Checked-out Farzan's newly upgraded blog...nice! and I
also checked out the review of Night of the Hunter over there at CCC...(Promise to "Peek"at) All the other blogs.
On the box to watch again!
All of Hitch's films and the Pixar trailer.
dcd ;-)

Sam Juliano,  11 November, 2008  

Looking forward to those final Hitchcock reviews, T.S.

Sam Juliano,  11 November, 2008  

Oh yes, also, I loved SYNEDOCHE, NEW YORK and agree with Christopher Orr (I fear the greatest film critic in American history, Stanley Kauffmann is slowly be phased out at TNR because of advanced age; I have worshipped this man throughout my life dating back to when I was 17 years old) and others, and I am also with Nick Plowman on THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS (which I've reviewed at WitD) in that it is amixed effort. 3 of 5 stars.

Farzan 12 November, 2008  

Thanks again for the notice. That Batman/Nolan post is pretty interesting. Great work on another great Sunday Matinee

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