Scrounging through my film collection, I’ll admit I had a difficult time picking the right one for this fine holiday. My mind first wandered to war films – Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, or even The Hurt Locker – but then I quickly thought better of it. I realized I did not want to […]
Most conversations entailing any scent of Alfred Hitchcock tend to revolve around the second half of his filmography; mainly his work from 1940 and on. Not to take anything away from that era, as his reputation and skill certainly rose over the years fortifying the greatness of his films. Even looking back to 1935 is […]
The British New Wave brought new styles and techniques to an emerging cultural generation of film. What I most enjoy about this “new” way of filming, however, are the themes these filmmakers began to explore. Mainly speaking of the spotlight put on the young angry man, showing the trials and tribulations of the working class.
Family values are bestowed at the core of each individual as they blossom into independence and responsibility, or at least I thought. Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story taught me something different about what it means to be family. More importantly, what it means to be a child of my parents. You can argue about tradition or cultural […]