Friday, January 19, 2018

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #66: La piscine/The Swimming Pool (1969)

Running Time: 120 minutes
Directed By: Jacques Deray
Written By: Jean-Claude Carriere, Jacques Deray, Alain Page
Main Cast: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin, Paul Crauchet
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Holy Toledo, it's been about eight months since I've put anything on this blog. Life has been happening to me in a big way. I won't go into anything here, but suffice it to say that I've been going through a lot of stuff - both good and bad. Anyway...

I still have ten selections from my last pick of the litter that I never presented on the blog and I've been watching a few movies lately and got to thinking - "damn, it's about time I filed those selections away".

As per usual with these posts, I don't really have much to say about this one. I love Alain Delon (ever since I saw Le Samourai) and this one is filled with sexual tension and makes you feel what a hot, French summer is all about.

RATING: 8.5/10

Sunday, May 21, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #65: Les nuits de la pleine lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Running Time: 100 minutes
Directed By: Eric Rohmer
Written By: Eric Rohmer
Main Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virgine Thevenet, Christian Vadim
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I have really come to love Eric Rohmer and I can thank THE BOOK for that - where I was introduced to the director with My Night at Maud's. Since then I've slowly been rationing to myself the rest of his catalog, never watching more than one at a time and never too close together. I like to take his movies like a plant takes Miracle Gro - a scoop or so every other month. His films are simple, subtle, beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, thought provoking and usually great. Full Moon in Paris is no exception.

Full Moon in Paris joins My Night at Maud's, Love in the Afternoon, Pauline at the Beach and A Tale of Winter to make it five for Rohmer on my personal 1000 list.

RATING: 8.5/10

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #64: Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Running Time: 120 minutes
Directed By: Michael Moore
Written By: Michael Moore
Main Cast: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, James Nichols, Trey Parker
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Sorry. It's definitely been a minute since I've updated this page. I still have a handful of new additions to present, but I just sorta got out of the mood and kinda crapped out. I've said it before and I'll say it again - forcing myself to write about 1001 movies REALLY turned me off to writing about movies. However, I still love watching them and hopefully I can get on a tear and present some more of my favorites.

You all know how the SINS OF OMISSION deal works and if not, it's written somewhere close, so just scroll around and it's not hard to find. Now then - on with the show.

Next entry is Bowling for Columbine, a fabulous, Academy Award winning documentary from Michael Moore. This offering from Moore tackles the gun problem in America, specifically the wave of gun issues that seemed to spark up following the tragedy at Columbine high school. I remember seeing this for the first time and being baffled at some of the education I was getting. Highlights include, Moore signing up for a checking account at a bank that offers a free gun to new account holders, Moore confronting NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston and Moore interviewing the seemingly unstable James Nichols.

RATING: 8/10

Saturday, April 1, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #63: ALADDIN (1992)

Running Time: 90 minutes
Directed By: Ron Clements, John Musker
Written By: Ron Clements, John Musker, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Burny Mattinson, Roger Allers, Dean Jippes, Kevin Harkey, Sue C. Nichols, Francis Glebas, Darrell Rooney, Larry Leker, James Fujii, Kirk Hanson, Kevin Lima, Rebecca Rees, David S. Smith, Chris Sanders, Brian Pimental, Patrick A. Ventura
Main Cast: (voice): Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker
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Man, this thing has almost as many writers as it has minutes in it's running time, geesh!

Anyway, everyone has a favorite Disney movie, character or SOMETHING, right? Well this has to be my favorite of the classic Disney animated films. This, of course, excludes anything Pixar, because I'm pretty sure Toy Story will always be my all-time favorite animated movie. This thing is just really BIG and it's actually a whole lot of fun to boot. Filled with grandeur, laughs and even a sprig of drama, it had to be a good time to be an adult in the theaters showing Aladdin. Not only did you get to entertain the kiddies, but even you got something you could actually sink your teeth into. And lastly, this is probably my favorite thing that Robin Williams has ever done. I'm really not a fan of the guy, but this is one forum where his over the top antics and rolodex of impersonations doesn't seem AS over the top as it would in live action.

RATING: 8/10

Thursday, March 30, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #62: Brother's Keeper (1992)

Running Time: 104 minutes
Directed By: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Main Cast: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler, Ken Elmer


Think Making A Murderer, but just twenty years earlier and you've pegged the 1992, critically acclaimed doc Brother's Keeper. Stories like this always interest me and there's really some intriguing ideas on parade here as the death of William Ward is put under the microscope and the seemingly, wrongfully accused Delbert Ward (his brother) fights for his justice in the American legal system. Great stuff, as I become more and more a documentary aficionado.

RATING: 7.5/10

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #66: La piscine/The Swimming Pool (1969)

Running Time: 120 minutes Directed By: Jacques Deray Written By: Jean-Claude Carriere, Jacques Deray, Alain Page Main Cast: Alain Del...