Films in 2017: June

June was a jam-packed month, as I saw a good number of new-to-me movies as well as revisiting some others. That included re-watching the first two films in Edgar Wright’s so-called “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy and watching the third one for the first time, all ahead of the director’s latest movie in theaters now (more on…

Films in 2017: May

May was another month filled with a good mix of movies from TCM and FilmStruck (which are of course my go-to sources for movie-watching). I also spent much of the month (as well as in April) re-watching Twin Peaks before the new season, so that’s one reason why the month fell a little short of…

2017 Blind Spots: Paris, Texas

Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton), an aimless drifter, wanders out of the desert after a mysterious four-year absence. After his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell), finds him in southern Texas, he brings Travis back home with him to Los Angeles to reunite with his young son Hunter (Hunter Carson). After reconnecting with his son, Travis sets out…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Moonlight

MOONLIGHT (2016) Directed by Barry Jenkins Cinematography by James Laxton The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series returns for another season! I had a lot of fun participating a few times last year, and I’m so glad this new season kicks off with Moonlight, 2016’s most beautiful movie in both story and imagery. First…

Films in 2017: April

April saw a good mix of movies from TCM and FilmStruck, including a few films that were directed by women. I haven’t been doing as well with keeping up with women-directed movies since the 52 Films By Women project last year, but I did manage to watch six of them this month, including two in…

2017 Blind Spots: Life of Brian

Ever since the day he was born, Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) has found himself being mistaken for the Messiah. He was born on the original Christmas, and in the stable right next door to Jesus. Resenting the continued Roman occupation of Judea, Brian joins a political resistance movement. While the movement isn’t effective, he manages to become a…

Doris Day in Calamity Jane (1953)

Today, classic Hollywood fans are celebrating the birthday of one of the industry’s most charming stars, Doris Day, who is fortunately still with us. While best remembered for her romantic comedies with a few of the era’s most handsome male stars like Rock Hudson and James Garner, she’s also famous for her marvelous singing voice, starring…

Films in 2017: March

March was a very busy month for me at work, but I managed to watch a decent amount movies while also making sure I got enough sleep. I ended up watching a few documentaries this month on FilmStruck (though they were all entertainment-related), and I hope to continue that trend throughout the rest of the…