My Week on Letterboxd (12/2015)

No reviews on Letterboxd last week, but for the record, here’s what I watched: • On Tuesday, March 17, I watched “The Quiet Man” (1952), giving it 4 out of 5 stars. I’ve collected my favorite images from the John Ford film here. • On Wednesday, March 18, I watched “Song of the Sea” (2014). 4½ stars. […]

Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 3)

Finally, we get to the third part of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Mara. It’s my favorite story in De Sica’s film, and we get treated to plenty of beautiful imagery, most notably courtesy of Sophia Loren, of course: But, sticking with the theme, my pick for Best Shot is once again one of Marcello Mastroianni being denied […]

Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 2)

Following Adelina, the second story in “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” is the Milan-set Anna. It’s the shortest of the three, and the camera is locked in on Mastroianni and Loren in the car most of the time, so there aren’t as many memorable shots as in the other installments. I love the way Anna looks at Renzo, […]

Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 1)

This week we’re watching Vittorio De Sica’s “Ieri, oggi, domani” (“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”), winner of the 1965 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and showcase of Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni as maybe the two sexiest people on the planet at that time. The film is made up of three stories, and I will share my favorite images from each […]

Hold on to your hats!

One of the reasons I was looking forward to finally seeing “The Quiet Man” was its connection to my favorite TV show, “The Simpsons.” In the episode “Brother from the Same Planet,” Homer engages in a long, drawn-out fist fight with Bart’s Bigger Brother, Tom. It wasn’t until I bought the DVD set of season […]

This and That

So I was searching for photos of Brie Larson, Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (as you do) and came across this gallery from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and it is amazing. My favorite picture in it and quite possibly the greatest thing to ever appear on the internet is the one of Amanda Seyfried posing with […]

My Week on Letterboxd (11/2015)

Over on Letterboxd I rate and occasionally review the films I see. Here’s my activity for week 11 of 2015: • On Monday, March 9th, I watched “Still Alice” (2014) and gave it 4/5 stars. • On Tuesday, March 10th, I rewatched “Robot & Frank” (2012) and gave it 5 stars. • On Wednesday, March 11th, I watched […]