Movie Diary 7/30/2012

Finger of Guilt (Joseph Losey, 1956). The blacklisted filmmaker does a movie about the movie business, in a direct line from his American film noirs, but pointing the way toward…

Accident (Joseph Losey, 1967). …ten years later, when Losey has become a European filmmaker. And here, the tendencies of the mid-Sixties arthouse cinema coincide exactly with the material – you wonder whether Losey felt, “Finally, the right place at the right time.”

Hope Springs (David Frankel, 2012). One authentic goal – to physicalize and therefore acknowledge the existence of sexuality in people over 60 – plus a great deal of other stuff. (full review 8/10)

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012). A stirring model for the artist-as-activist. (full review 8/3)

2 Days in New York (Julie Delpy, 2012). Jeez, and you really want the French to succeed if they come to America and try to do an American sort of NYC movie, too. But it’s not that easy. (full review, 8/31)

At What a Feeling!, it’s time to look back at the Batman movie, Tim Burton’s 1989 opus that (we now see) set this whole ball rolling.

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