Movies! in the Month of October, 2014

1 11 2014

A mixture of new and old films…

About Time

About Time

Million Dollar Arm

Million Dollar Arm

Bloody Daughter

Bloody Daughter

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

English Vinglish

English Vinglish

Un Plan Parfait

Un Plan Parfait

La Cena

La Cena as part of the Tokyo Gohan Film Festival: http://tokyogohan.com/english

Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

Nymphomaniac Vol. 1

Les Garcons et Guillaume, a Table!

Les Garcons et Guillaume, a Table!

Le Weekend

Le Week-End

I had not anticipated much from this film but it had a very interesting way of telling stories that captured you w/o regard to the sexual context.


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2 11 2014
Jody and Ken

This is great. The NYT published a story in today’s newspaper saying that movie attendance had declined 25% this summer (one of the big movie-going periods in the US, along with the stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s) while cable’s pay-per-view has skyrocketed during the same period. On another note, our daughter is in Paris, learning French at the Sorbonne. One of her classes is a lectures series about French cinema. She commented to me recently, “I can’t tell you how much fun it is to sit in the back of a giant lecture hall while somebody plays Truffaut films, skipping most of the scenes and talking over the dialogue with a commentary in a language I don’t understand.” Ha! Ken
P.S. Lars Von Trier – now there’s a filmmaker guaranteed to send you back into the world with a smile on your lips and song in your heart.

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3 11 2014
Ayako Mathies

Since I got rid of my cable subscription along with my 50-inch plasma TV, all I have been doing is going to the movie theaters which I never did on a regular basis but there is absolutely nothing to watch on my terrestrial-channel-only TV with what seems a tiny 32-inch screen. Luckily I live in central Tokyo so the number and type of films available are reasonably wide including many French films which I have come to enjoy. Wanted to see more from the Truffaut retrospective for the 30th anniversary of his death as I had never seen any of his films before but too much schedule conflict and I do not like seeing more than one film a day.

Good for your daughter. Must be great living in Paris at a young age. Envy. 🙂

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