Weekly Round-Up: March 13-19, 2016

This past week took me forever to get through an audio commentary (aka non-chemical sleeping pills) but I got on a better roll afterwards: The Graduate (1967) - This movie is still REQUIRED, but the audio commentary by director Mike Nichols and Steven Soderbergh isn't. It felt like more of a conversation than actually discussing what … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: March 13-19, 2016

Weekly Round-Up: March 06-12, 2016

Sorry for the slow posts! Two weeks ago, I saw: I Knew Her Well (1965) - Very strong drama following a struggling model/actress in Rome. This has been referred to as "the female La Dolce Vita," which it isn't, as its overall mood and feel is more jolting and less dreamlike and flowing. Knockout performance by lead … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: March 06-12, 2016

Finding Elaine: UC Berkeley in “The Graduate” (1967)

Remember me to one who lives there. Since I first watched it about ten years ago, The Graduate instantly flew into the swirl of my favorite films. Of course, late middle school / early high school age me didn't fully grasp the complex themes masked by uncomfortable comedy and moody ambivalence, but this classic still spoke to me in … Continue reading Finding Elaine: UC Berkeley in “The Graduate” (1967)