Monthly Archives: July 2014

Born On This Day – July 30, 1970

“Films are subjective-what you like, what you don’t like. But the thing for me that is absolutely unifying is the idea that every time I go to the cinema and pay my money and sit down and watch a film … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – July 30, 1960

“My plan B has always been to make a film about people who talk a lot.” –Richard Linklater

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Born On This Day – July 30, 1939

“I always thought that the goal in movies was to extinguish disbelief.” –Peter Bogdanovich

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Born On This Day – July 29, 1921

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THE IMMIGRANT

Two sisters have left Poland and joined the huddled masses seeking the freedom that America offers. Their quest will not be an easy one, as one of the sisters; Magda (Angela Sarafyan) has tuberculosis and must be quarantined. The other … Continue reading

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THE DOUBLE

The Double, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s 1866 novella, is brought to the screen via writer/director Richard Ayoade and co-screenwriter Avi Korine. What Ayoade and Korine get right is Dostoyevsky’s impending sense of doom. No one is going to walk … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – July 26, 1928

“I’ve got a peculiar weakness for criminals and artists, neither takes life as it is. Any tragic story has to be in conflict with things as they are.” –Stanley Kubrick

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