FEUD: Bette and Joan

Here, at the outset, I will admit to the following - I was not particularly excited at the prospect of… [more]

FEUD: Bette and Joan FEUD: Bette and Joan

Commentary on Deadline Article on “Moonlight”

Yesterday, an ILC reader brought something to my attention that amazed and excited me in equal measure.… [more]

Commentary on Deadline Article on “Moonlight” Commentary on Deadline Article on "Moonlight"

Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism

Something washed over me when I was watching Umberto D., the 1952 classic Italian neorealist film directed… [more]

Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism Umberto D. (1952): A Lovely Introduction to Italian Neorealism

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017)

This has taken way, way too long to make its way to my blog.  But it is here now so let’s have at… [more]

Summary Thoughts on “Logan” (2017) Summary Thoughts on "Logan" (2017)

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Must See Silent: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

I have mentioned it on several occasions in this space but it bears repeating - in recent years, I have really taken to silent films. There is something equally haunting and engaging about them that feels almost otherworldly. Anchoring our auditory senses in the experience are the musical cues, … [Read More...]

High-Rise (2015)

I think my ardent desire to catch High-Rise was inspired, in part, by my inability to catch it when it played at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. So when it was made available for rental early last month, I jumped at the opportunity, gave it a look-see and below are my impressions. First, … [Read More...]

Love & Friendship (2016)

With a premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Love & Friendship is a charming adaptation (from writer/director/producer Whit Stillman) of a young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, believed to have been written in the mid-1790s, revised and prepared to a fair copy in 1805 and finally … [Read More...]

Captain America: Civil War (2016) Summary Thoughts

So yeah, Captain America: Civil War (CA:CW) has been out for well over a week and double yeah, I did see it opening weekend. Just thought I would take a moment to share with you some of my collected thoughts from my screening a couple of Friday nights ago. ILC's Overall Take? I really liked … [Read More...]

TCM Film Fest 2016: A Sublime Experience

My TCM Film Festival experience is best summed up in one word - sublime. In the three years I have attended the festival, I can say that without question this was the most enjoyable experience cinematically. In total, I saw about ten (10) films -- all enjoyable in their own way, but without … [Read More...]

TFF 2016 Short Subject Feature: The Carousel

The Carousel is a short film essentially centered on one episode of one of my favorite television series, The Twilight Zone. In TTZ creator Rod Serling's hometown of Binghamton, New York there stands a carousel, a carousel which inspired one of Serling's most personal episodes, "Walking Distance," … [Read More...]

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Narratives

Now let's take a look at a few features that caught my attention during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Adult Life Skills A poignant tragicomedy starring Jodie Whittaker as Anna, a 29-year-old who is rapidly approaching 30 (much to her chagrin). Added to the complications of her life is … [Read More...]

Tribeca ’16 Recap: Let’s Start with Docs

This year, I think I accomplished my mission of balancing out the features I screened between documentaries and narrative. I even managed to squeeze in a short film as the Festival was winding down. In the coming days, I will focus on the films that I felt were of note; much like I did my briefs in … [Read More...]

Checking in with …. the 2016 TCM Film Festival

Sure, there is a full day and a half of programming to look forward to, but I had a little bit of downtime and I thought it was as good a time as any to check in and let you know I have been having an AWESOME time out here in Hollywood at the 7th Annual TCM Film Festival. This year I really made … [Read More...]

Tribeca 2016 Preview (Short Film Programs)

I round out my prep for Tribeca 2016 with a look at some of the Shorts Programs playing. For the duration of a feature film you can see a few pieces, threaded together by a common theme. Here are a few programming blocks and a feature (or two) I think are of interest (N=Narrative … [Read More...]

Tribeca 2016 (Special Programs)

An often overlooked aspect of many a film festival is the opportunity to experience things are adjacent to film that exclusive of simply going to the theater, watching a film and walking out to ponder what you just saw. The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival has LOTS to offer in this … [Read More...]