Check In: Un témoin dans la ville (1959) Excellent night photography & jazz score liven up crime movie about a killer who is hunted down by taxi drivers. The last third has many similarities to M & Emil and the Detectives. Finale at a zoo is quite impressive, Ventura hiding & owls looking with unblinking eyes
Check In: Blue Mountains, or Unbelievable Story (1983) Darkly funny & absurdist Georgian satire in the waining days of the USSR, where the party headquarters in Tbilisi is threatened by some mysterious forces. It isn’t the poltergeist but something more insidious- rampant bureaucratism & group think that is causing serious cracks to appear in the party
Check In: Enemy of the State (1998) A movie watched at its initial release in India in the late 90s, a second viewing was due in equal parts to its availability on BluRay at the local library as well as the fond memories of it being a thoughtful anti-government actioner without the usual Tony Scott headache
Check In: To the Wonder (2012) Exasperating and beautiful, opaque and mystical, shimmering and wispy- in other words typical late career Malick. Kurylenko twirls, Afleck broods, people get angry, she has a fling, he walks through mud. No one talks much. And then its over. http://imdb.com/rg/an_share/title/title/tt1595656/
From the classifieds section of the June 1993 issue of Cable Guide that I found at our local library. I miss VCRs & analog & scratches & tangled tape stuck in VCRs.
Check In: Miss Lovely (2012) A noir Ed Wood. The time & place are evocatively depicted. The setting is Bómbay in the mid 80s among the seedy players of the sex-horror film genre. There is only one innocent in the gang of degenerates & desperados – Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the naive younger brother of a director who