Movie Diary 3/21/2012

Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman, 2012). Stillman’s first film since 1998’s Last Days of Disco is even more in a world of its own, a blissful movie-real place that sounds and looks not quite like the one we live in. Which is just fine. (full review 4/?)

The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946). With Edmond O’Brien as the talky investigator and a green silk handerchief as its Rosebud, this movie has too many scenes of piecing together the story. But what you remember is all the stuff from the past, and the great opening ten minutes, which is enough.

Now that video has won the day at the movie theater, we might pause to redner tribute to the once-ballyhooed, now-forgotten feature that marked the first full-leangth title shot on video for theatrical release. So at What a Feeling!, a 1988 review of Peter Del Monte’s Julia and Julia.


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