Category Archives: Movies

Canadian Film, Whitewash, Features Edgy, Woodsy Dilemma

By | July 29, 2016

The Canadian film, Whitewash, presents a psychological, woodsy dilemma.  Have you ever tried to hide-out on the spur of the moment?  It is not easy. In this 2013 Canadian film, Whitewash, our small hero, an everyday man, Bruce Landry, is left to his own devices in the woods.  Or make that his own device, in this case a… Read More »

Have Time for David Lynch’s Short Film, Six Men Getting Sick?

By | July 15, 2016

Do you have time for David Lynch’s short film, Six Men Getting Sick?  Of course, you do.  Have a bit of art with your coffee, if not your croissant. At four minutes and 15 seconds, Six Men Getting Sick (1966) can be a perfect little injection of art into your life.  I don’t know about you, but if… Read More »

The Battle of Algiers Movie is Topical a Half-Century Later

By | July 8, 2016

The Battle of Algiers movie is topical a half-century later.  In many parts, it’s difficult to distinguish the war on terror then from that of today. The Battle of Algiers movie illustrates the old adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same.  This 1966 Algerian/Italian film is so on point today that much of… Read More »

See the Sea Movie Features Scenes that Cannot be Unseen

By | June 30, 2016

In See the Sea (1997) you will indeed cast your eyes upon la mer.  However, you may see, and hear, a few other things that are not quite as beautiful. Set on a rugged French island, there is a rustic beauty to See the Sea that helps one to swallow the bitter pill that is to come.  The… Read More »

Stress Position is Psychological Torture for the Viewer, Too

By | June 24, 2016

Stress Position traces the course of a dubious wager between two friends.  Psychological torture is the contest and the viewer is in the crossfire. Why I thought this would be a fun one is another dubious decision.  Stress Position (2013) starts out in a rather lighthearted manner which belies what is to come.  It also starts out looking… Read More »

Jeanne Moreau Looks for Even Greener Pastures in The Lovers

By | June 8, 2016

Jeanne Moreau looks for even greener pastures in The Lovers (1958) and she is off to the races with the first likely candidate that happens by. (NOTE:  This is something of a recap so be advised that there are spoilers within.  This story was so crazy, I just had to dish the dirt.) Her Jeanne Tournier is mired-down… Read More »

Jeanne Moreau is a Hot Mess Gambler in Bay of Angels

By | May 19, 2016

Jeanne Moreau is a bottle-blonde gambler wearing out her welcome, herself, and a naive guy who stumbles her way on the French Riviera in Bay of Angels.       And stumble, he does, right into Jackie’s world-weary arms.  She haunts the beachfront hotels of the French Riviera, Cannes, Nice, and on over to Monaco.  The early sixties… Read More »