1001 Movie Club: Vampyr

This is the fourth and final film for the November selections of the 1001 Movies Club. Click here to read other club members’ reviews of this, and the other films we watched in November. Not that any of my reviews are that well thought out, or interesting, but I’ll admit I’m pretty lackluster about this film, so this review may be a little ass-y.  And I’ll note that I did have a pretty intense cold when I watched this that... Read More

1001 Movie Club: Requiem for a Dream

It’s time for the third installment of first month of the 1001 Movie Club. Of the four films we watched in November, Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream is my favorite.  It’s the director’s first film after Pi which put him on the map in a very, very good way. The script was adapted for the big screen by Aronofsky and Hubert Selby Jr., and is based on Selby’s book of the same name. It closely examines a small group... Read More

1001 Movie Club: Raising Arizona

This is the second post for the 1001 Movies You Must See Club. And it was actually my pick. Which makes the fact that I hated Raising Arizona extra annoying.  To all those of the film club that didn’t like this movie, I apologize and promise to make better picks in the future. The film was written by Joel and Ethan and is their second feature film, after their Sundance movie Blood Simple became a hit.  Why, in God’s name, they would... Read More

1001 Movie Club: The Apartment

I, for one, tend to avoid comedies made before 1990. I find it difficult to appreciate time-sensitive humor. What was funny in 1960, is rarely funny to me now. So I when committing to watch The Apartment, I was interested in seeing how I would feel about it. The film is directed by infamous Billy Wilder, and written by him and I.A.L. Diamond.  It stars Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine.  It follows insurance company employee C.C.... Read More