Tag Archives: François Truffaut

How About 139 Worthwhile Movies? Part One

Why another list of old movies? With the Biograph Theatre’s 40th anniversary celebration on the horizon, my lofty hope is that a reader might be persuaded to take a chance on one or two on this list, titles they’ve previously … Continue reading

Posted in History, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Five Film Favorites: Science Fiction

This category is somewhat troublesome for me. You see, unlike many film buffs, I’m not all that much of a science fiction fan. Used to be, when I was a kid. Then, somewhere along the line I began to realize … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Five Film Favorites: The 1970s, when Art Houses Ruled

Some film buffs like to convince anyone who will listen that the 1970s was the best decade for filmmakers. Does that mean it was the best decade for audiences, too? Maybe. By the ‘70s, many who had grown up watching … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Film Favorites: French New Wave

Almost 50 years ago the British took American rock ‘n’ roll and began reinterpreting it. The result was a fresh sound, more true to the rockabilly and R&B roots of the genre than most of what was then playing on … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

10 FILMS I WISH I’D WATCHED WITH MY DAD

This idea grew out of conversations with Peter Schilling and James Parrish during the 17th James River Film Festival in March 2010. My father had passed the summer previous, and I remembered all the classic movies we’d watched together (from … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Five Film Favorites: Movies About Making Movies

Like many other film buffs I enjoy making lists of movies. In my cinema managing days (Biograph Theatre 1972-83) we used to kill a lot of time between shows putting together such lists and comparing them. We learned then to … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Lists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment