Wild Strawberries

{ed note: review copied from an earlier blog of mine} After having subjected myself to a litany of horrible Hollywood movies the past couple weeks, I thought I would try an old school classic of world cinema, Wild Strawberries by Ingmar Bergman.  This 1957 film seemed to have a storyline of something that would interest me.  From the Criterion Collection cover, an old man “is forced to … Continue reading Wild Strawberries

Midnight in Paris

Not usually a Woody Allen fan, I went to see his new film, Midnight in Paris, mostly because any movie with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Matisse, Picasso, Gauguin, Dali, Degas, Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein and others as key supporting characters holds some promise!    Much of that promise was fulfilled.  Despite some flaws, the movie is entertaining and reasonably thought provoking. Owen Wilson plays a … Continue reading Midnight in Paris