Archive for May, 2010

Monday May 31, 2010 12:25

Movie #0025 – Amarcord (1973)

Directed by: Federico Fellini
Starring: Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A year in the life of a small town in Italy in the 1930s, focusing mainly on one family.
Hmmm… I guess I just don’t like Fellini very much. Of the handful of his films that I’ve seen up to this point, I [...]

Saturday May 22, 2010 16:53

Movie #0024 – Amelie (2001)

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Clotilde Mollet
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A quirky young girl in Paris interacts with her quirky friends, her quirky neighbours, and her quirky love interest. Did I mention that the movie is quirky?
This was not a film that I was particularly looking forward to revisiting. Not that I [...]

Monday May 17, 2010 20:42

Movie #0023 – 8½ (1963)

Directed by: Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée
Picture credit: DVD Beaver
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A beleaguered director starts pre-production on his latest film while going through a mid-life crisis of sorts.
I’m about to say something that you’re probably not going to agree with. No point in beating around the bush, so here goes: I [...]

Monday May 3, 2010 22:22

Movie #0022 – Animal Farm (1954)

Directed by: John Halas, Joy Bachelor
Starring: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham
Second Viewing
Synopsis: The animals at a farm rise up against their oppressive master, only to see their ideal of a collectively-run farm slowly crumble.
Well, this is the second time that I’ve seen Animal Farm, and I definitely liked it a bit better this time around. [...]