The Albert Film Institute: Volume Two – The Great Film Ride

As fast becoming the norm when it comes to deciding on 100 films to recommend, my friend Zack made another Facebook post asking for his friends to chime in with recommended movies, this time to help him reach a goal of 100 new-to-him movies to watch before the end of summer.  I joked, "Any particular genre … Continue reading The Albert Film Institute: Volume Two – The Great Film Ride

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Call Me By Your Name (2017): The Criterion Collection (Wishful Thinking)

Recently, Sony Pictures Classics released Call Me By Your Name on Blu-Ray and DVD, although a digital release already occurred two weeks prior.  The supplements seem rather light (a commentary, two featurettes, and music video), so I'm holding on to some hope that perhaps the studio will eventually licence the title out to Criterion.  The last … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name (2017): The Criterion Collection (Wishful Thinking)

A Twice-Told Musical Cue: “The Princess Bride” & “Tosca”

I had a late-night revelation during my drive home last night.  This four-note cue from the score of The Princess Bride (specifically the track, "Guide My Sword") is the same as the opening four notes of "Vissi d'arte" from Puccini's Tosca.  And now I'm reading The Princess Bride completely differently than I did before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK8gSdKqIyoContinue reading A Twice-Told Musical Cue: “The Princess Bride” & “Tosca”

Three Backsides Over Northern Italy: “Call Me By Your Name” (2017)

Timothée Chalamet's backside will go down in history as one of the greatest actors of his generation.  When Elio meets Oliver for the first time in 2017's Call Me By Your Name, we see his face but briefly in the mirror.  As they separate from their handshake, Oliver's reflection obscures Elio.  Thus begins the first … Continue reading Three Backsides Over Northern Italy: “Call Me By Your Name” (2017)

2017 Film Viewing Log: July to December

Some time ago on a tweet I thought was brilliant at the time but now seems kind of silly, I equated buying movies with buying clothes.  It was not my greatest moment on the silly social media app, but it did accurately depict my thought process when I am browsing a film aisle. https://twitter.com/Escapay/status/942644626342768640 Shopping … Continue reading 2017 Film Viewing Log: July to December