Fedora (1978)

Directed by Billy Wilder Everything about Billy Wilder's Fedora feels out of time and place.  The story takes place in an isolated European estate, inhabited by characters with deliberately hidden agendas.  Our hero, Dutch, is played by William Holden, two decades older than we're used to seeing him in his most well-known films (Sunset Boulevard, The Bridge on … Continue reading Fedora (1978)

Zabriskie Point (1970)

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni "Disastrously in between are the absolutely wretched youngsters Frechette and Halprin, who cause a fatal rupture when their bedraggled, inexpressive drama fails to feed life into a brilliantly lyrical documentary." - The Village Voice, 1983 "It clearly constructs a negative image of authority and materialism, but its converse handling of revolutionary students … Continue reading Zabriskie Point (1970)

The Limey (1999)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh The Limey has the feel of an old French film from the 1960s, something like Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless, Francois Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player or Louis Malle's Elevator to the Gallows.  What I remember most about those films is the gun, the non-conventional editing and an ending that doesn't always offer you what you want … Continue reading The Limey (1999)