Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.
Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?
To begin the new year with something old: Milestone Film and Video has
just re-released two films of antiquarian interest, directed
(appropriately enough) by British film historian Kevin Brownl
What marvels of ill assortment the film distributors perform when they
dump their products at the close of the year in hope of award
For twenty years, Terrence Malick has been absent from the screen,
abandoning the world's filmoids to their own devices: to
Badlands and Days of Heaven till the print
A film beginning with a shot of a little boy being beaten for not having learned the Declaration of the Rights of Man by heart, and closing in the overwhelming shadow of the guillotine, provides
The Marine Corps training camp where the first, and more striking, half of Full Metal Jacket takes place looks more like a medical facility than a military one.