ANNOUNCEMENT: THE PEDRO ALMODOVAR MARATHON

I’m not sure if anyone out there would call this filmmaker blindspot egregious, but somehow I feel it is. With two marathons complete this year (John Cassavetes & John Ford) I feel a need to spread my wings into some non-American cinema, and with that I want to start diving into the work of Mr. … Continue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT: THE PEDRO ALMODOVAR MARATHON”

WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ON THE FILMMAKING OF JOHN FORD

If there’s one thing this marathon taught me is that five films isn’t barely enough to get to know a director. Unlike the Cassavetes, where I had watched ten of his films before writing a post like this, here with John Ford I ended up seeing half as many films with even less than half … Continue reading “WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ON THE FILMMAKING OF JOHN FORD”

ANNOUNCEMENT: A MINI JOHN FORD MARATHON

There seemed to be a lot of response to my marathon of John Cassavetes recently so here I am at it again filling in some more cinematic blind spots with another great American filmmaker. This marathon though, unlike the Cassavetes, will not be as comprehensive and I can start knowing I’ve already watched a few … Continue reading “ANNOUNCEMENT: A MINI JOHN FORD MARATHON”

JOHN CASSAVETES MARATHON ENDING EARLY; BUT STILL SOME DISCUSSION TO BE HAD

Mid-November last year I announced that I would be attempting to make it through the catalogue of films directed by John Cassavetes. Approximately twelve weeks later I have so far watched and reviewed ten of his films (he directed in all twelve films). This is the moment where I have to call an end to … Continue reading “JOHN CASSAVETES MARATHON ENDING EARLY; BUT STILL SOME DISCUSSION TO BE HAD”