Waitress — A feel-good “dramedy” about a waitress with a talent for making pies who gets pregnant and falls for someone who isn’t her husband. It has a cute quirky quality that seems popular with shows like Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me, if you like that kind of thing. (Jan. 2/08)
Primer — Some computer geeks create what turns out to be — I’m only guessing here — a time machine. They start messing with the space-time continuum and things go awry. It’s a science fiction movie with no special effects that begins with promise but quickly becomes frustrating by burying the essential drama of the story in unnecessary techno-babble. (Jan. 1/08)
The National Film Board Of Canada has made available classic films you can watch online, including:
I remember seeing these during school. I suspect the teachers used them as a break from babysitting us.
List of films ordered by uses of the word “fuck”. The top 10 films in their list fucking suck, although I only saw one of them. I’m surprised Pulp Fiction is only #15 on the fucking list.
VINCENT: I think we should be going now.
JULES: Don’t do that! Don’t you fuckin’ do that! Don’t blow this shit off! What just happened was a fuckin’ miracle!
VINCENT: Chill the fuck out, Jules, this shit happens.
JULES: Wrong, wrong, this shit doesn’t just happen.
VINCENT: Do you wanna continue this theological discussion in the car, or at the jailhouse with the cops?
JULES: We should be fuckin’ dead now, my friend! We just witnessed a miracle, and I want you to fuckin’ acknowledge it!
VINCENT: Okay man, it was a miracle, can we leave now?
Directors reveal their top 10 films:
Everyone loves a list – even film directors. But what do their Top 10s say about their personalities? John Walker decides that Quentin Tarantino lacks a sense of humour, whereas Terry Jones goes to the cinema to cheer himself up.
I recognize only one of the movies in Jim Jarmusch’s list:
- L’Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
- Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
- They Live by Night (N Ray, 1949)
- Bob le flambeur (Melville, 1955)
- Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)
- The Cameraman (Sedgwick, 1928)
- Mouchette (Bresson, 1967)
- Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
- Broken Blossoms (Griffith, 1919)
- Rome, Open City (Rossellini, 1945)