Posts Tagged ‘90s

Remember when I updated this blog a couple of years ago, said I was going to start updating again, then didn’t? Good times.
I think I’m going to start updating this blog again (seriously this time). But first, here are the movies from The List that I happened to watch over the last two [...]

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been a bit busy. Plus, I’m lazy. Okay, it’s mostly the lazy thing.
I think it’s time for me to revisit the Essentials Project. But before I get started in earnest, here’s a quick round-up of the movies from The List that I [...]

Sunday April 24, 2011 15:51

Movie #0046 – Scream (1996)

Directed by: Wes Craven
Starring: Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy, Skeet Ulrich
Third or Fourth Viewing
Synopsis: A masked killer stalks teenagers in a small town, focusing his energy on one girl in particular.
When Scream came out in the mid-’90s, it was a shot in the arm to the then-troubled horror genre. Its sly deconstruction of slasher films, [...]

Directed by: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits (Videodrome). Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm (Naked Lunch).
First Viewings
Synopsis: In Videodrome, a TV producer finds himself the victim of strange hallucinations after watching a mysterious, pirated video signal called Videodrome. In Naked Lunch, a writer finds himself losing his grip on reality [...]

Directed by: Nick Broomfield
Starring: Nick Broomfield, Arlene Pralle, Steve Glazer
First Viewing
Synopsis: A documentary about a filmmaker’s interactions with Aileen Wuornos’ adoptive mother and her less-than-competent lawyer as he attempts to gain access to Wuornos herself.
Well, this is a bit of a puzzlement. The list isn’t exactly doc-heavy (this is the first documentary I’ve watched [...]

Directed by: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
First Viewing
Synopsis: Three cross-dressing performers go on a road trip when a job takes them into the middle of the Australian desert.
I’m not sure when I would have watched this film, if it weren’t for the list — maybe in a year, maybe in ten [...]

Tuesday January 5, 2010 00:44

Movie #0001 – All About My Mother (1999)

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz
First Viewing
Synopsis: After the tragic, unexpected death of her only son, a single mother travels to Barcelona in an attempt to find the boy’s father.

The first thing I should point out is that, although I am attempting to watch the 1001 movies in alphabetical order, this [...]