Archive for March, 2010

Thursday March 25, 2010 22:45

Movie #0018 – Yi Yi [A One and a Two] (2000)

Directed by: Edward Yang
Starring: Nien-Jen Wu, Elaine Jin, Kelly Lee
First Viewing
Synopsis: A year in the life of a family in Taiwan.
This is a film that frequently pops up on “best of the decade” lists, so my expectations were fairly high. It’s nice to watch a well-regarded film that really lives up to its acclaim [...]

Thursday March 18, 2010 17:02

Movie #0017 – The 400 Blows (1959)

Directed by: François Truffaut
Starring: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick Auffay, Claire Maurier
Third Viewing
Synopsis: A few weeks in the life of a rebellious young kid in Paris.
Well, I finally joined the 21st century and got a Blu-ray player (a PS3, to be precise), and this film seemed as good as any to christen the new machine. The [...]

Wednesday March 10, 2010 18:36

Movie #0016 – All About Eve (1950)

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
First Viewing
Synopsis: An ambitious young woman manipulates her way into the life of a legendary theatre actress.
It was interesting to watch this film so soon after All About My Mother, which pays pretty extensive homage to All About Eve. The two films aren’t particularly [...]

Wednesday March 3, 2010 17:45

Movie #0015 – Aliens (1986)

Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A rescue team is called in after a group of colonists find themselves under attack from a recently-hatched group of aliens.

I’d seen both of the first two Alien films before watching them for this blog, but it had been a while and my memory [...]