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Monday Movie Madness


2004

Feb. 23   The Man Without a Past (2002), dir. Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki.

Feb. 16   Battle of Algiers
Feb. 9     Beauty and the Beast
Feb. 2   A Hard Day's Night
Jan. 26   Divided We Fall
Jan. 19   All About My Mother
Jan. 12   Sunset Boulevard
 Jan. 5    Mansfield Park

2003

Dec. 29  The Deep End
Dec. 22  The Kid Stays in the Picture
Dec. 15   House of Games
Dec. 8   All or Nothing
Dec. 1   A Walk on the Moon
Nov. 24   The Man in the White Suit
Nov. 17   How Green Was My Valley
Nov. 10   Divorce Italian Style
Nov. 3    The 400 Blows
Oct. 27  Mean Streets
Oct. 20  Manon of the Spring
Oct. 13  Jean de Florette
Oct. 6   Local Hero
Sept. 29   Rabbit-Proof Fence
Sept. 22   About a Boy
Sept. 15   The Man Who Knew Too Much ('34)
Sept. 8     Marnie
Sept. 2    The Lady and the Duke
Aug. 25   ?
Aug. 18   Singin' in the Rain
Aug. 11   8 1/2
Aug. 4   8 1/2  (interrupted by blackout)
July 28   The Stunt Man
July 21   Day for Night
July 14   Prisoner of the Mountains
July 7     Frida
June 30   Black Orpheus
June 23   Parsifal (part 1)
June 16   La Traviata
June 9    L'Atalante
June 2    Kolya

May 26th, White, (1964) dir. Kieslowski, second of the trilogy: Blue,White, and Red
May 19th, Red,(1964), dir. Kieslowski, third of the trilogy: Blue,White, and Red with Iréne Jacob.
May12th, The Thief of Bagdad, (1940) Classic for children of all ages; starring Sabu as Abu.
May 5th, The Conversation, (1964) Classic for audiophiles. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gene Hackman.
April 28th, The Searchers, (1956) Classic Western. Dir. John Ford, starring John Wayne, Natalie Wood.
April 21st, Joint Security Area or Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok , dir. Chan-wook Park, Korean.
April 14th, Bleu, (1993) dir. Kieslowski with Juliette Binoche.
April 7th, Late Marriage , (2001) Israeli.
Mar. 31st,  Les Enfants du Paradis II , (1945) dir. Marcel Carné.
Mar. 24th,  Les Enfants du Paradis I , (1945) dir. Marcel Carné.
Mar. 17th, Michael Collins , dir. Neil Jordan with Liam Neeson.
Mar. 10th, Lone Star ,(1996) dir. John Sayles.
Mar. 3rd,  All About Eve (1950) dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz with Bette Davis & Anne Baxter.
Feb. 24th, The Thin Man (1934), with William Powell, Myrna Loy, & Asta.
Feb. 17th, None,
Feb. 10th, Black Narcissus (1947) dir. Ê Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.
Feb. 3rd, The Red Shoes (1948) dir. Ê Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger.
Jan. 27th, 42nd Street (1933) dir. Lloyd Bacon.
Jan. 20th, ? ,
Jan. 13th, Baran(2001) Iranian.
Jan. 6th, Dekalog V , d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not kill."
 

2002
 

Dec. 30th, None, New Year's.
Dec. 23rd, None, Christmas Eve.
Dec. 16th, Our Hospitality (1926), Buster Keaton.
Dec. 9th, ?.
Dec. 2nd, Young Frankenstein (1974) with Gene Wilder.
Nov. 25th, Garden of the Finzi-Contini's, (1970) d. de Sica. Wealthy Jewish family in Fascist Italy.
Oct. 7th, Hope and Glory, (1987) d. Boorman. A boy's view of the London blitz,
Sept. 30th, Children of Heaven (1997), Iranian dir. Majidi,
Sept. 23rd, Dekalog VII, d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not commit adultery",
Sept. 16th, Rashomon (1950), dir. Kurosawa,
Sept. 9th, Vertigo (1958), dir. Hitchcock,
Sept. 3rd, a Tuesday, The Scent of Green Papaya (Mui du du xanh) (1993), Vietnamese,
Aug. 28th,
Aug. 20th, The Godfather II (1974), dir. Coppola.
Aug. 12th, Dekalog IV, d. Kieslovski "Honor thy father,"
Aug. 5th, Annie Hall (1977), dir. Woody Allen.
July 29th, Citizen Kane (1941),
July 22th Shakespeare in Love (1999)
July 15th, Topsy Turvy (1999) about Gilbert and Sullivan
July 8th, Seems Like Old Times (1980), Screenplay by Neil Simon,
July 1st Dekalog III, d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain,"
June 24th, The Godfather,
June 17th, Claire's Knee, (1972) dir. Eric Rohmer
June 10th, On Approval,
June 6th, The Heartbreak Kid (1972), dir. Elaine May (several thought it embarrassingly dreadful, but David said,
"interesting as a parable of failed assimilation. Lita liked it."),
May 27th, none (Connie's wedding),
May 20th, The Wizard of Speed and Time, dir. Mike Jittlov,
May 13th, none (We went to an MIT panel on Copenhagen),
May 6th, Nights of Cabiria,
April 29th, Dekalog II, d. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not bow down to any graven image."
April 22nd, The Man Who Would Be King (1975),
April 15th, The Road Home, (1999) dir. Yimou Zhang,
April 8th, A Tale of Winter, dir. Rohmer,
April 1st, The Three Musketeers,
Mar. 25th,  Dekalog I, dir. Kieslovski "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
Mar. 18th, An Autumn Tale, dir. Rohmer
Mar. 11th, Tom Jones,
Mar. 4th,  Dekalog VII, dir. Kieslovski "Thou shalt not steal."
Feb. 24th, Belle de Jour (1996), dir. Buñuel,
Feb. 17th, Everyone Says I Love You,
Feb. 11th, Le Million,
Feb. 4th, Groundhog Day,
Jan. 28th, His Girl Friday,
Jan. 21st, Topkapi (1965),
Jan. 14th, Rififi,
Jan. 7th, Yojimbo.
 
 

2001

On December 31st, New Year's Eve, we saw, My Fair Lady,
December 24th, None.  It was Christmas Eve.
December 17th, Good Morning, Japanese,
December 10th, North by Northwest,
December 3rd, Notorious,
November 26th, Casablanca,
November 19th, The Maltese Falcon,
November 12th,  The Big Sleep,
November 5th,  Love on the Run,
October 29th,  Dersu Uzala,
October 22th,  Some Like It Hot,
October 15th,  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie,
October 8th,  A Summer's Tale,
October 1st,  The Wild Child,
September 24th,  Autumn Tale,
September 17th,  The Lady Vanishes,
September 10th,  Grand Illusion,
September 3rd,  The Seven Year Itch,
August 27th,  Murmur of the Heart,
August 20th,  Chinatown,
August 13th,  Kind Hearts and Coronets,
August 6th,  Dr. Strangelove,
July 30th,  It Happened One Night,
July 23th,  The 39 Steps,
July 16th, I Know Where I'm Going.
 
 

The Saturday Night Movies: 


2004

October
October 
October 
October 1st, Hope Springs
(2003), dir. Colin Firth.
September 25th, Under the Sand (2000), dir. Francois Ozon, starring Charlotte Rampling . Terrific, sad.
September 18th, The Letter
(1940) dir. Wyler, old Bette Davis melodrama based on Maugham story, contrived, but it was fun to see her emote as the bad guy.
September 17th,  It Could Happen to You (1993),  silly and predictable.
September 11th, Classical High School Reunion, Bob's 50th.
September 4th,
Me Myself I (2000). Very amusing Australian fantasy-romance.
August 28th, Carrington (2002), very good, about Bloomsbury.

August 21st, Needful Things (1993), silly Stephen King thriller **.
August 17th,
Object of My Affection (1998). Holly only. ***1/2.
August 5th, Liam (2001). **** Gritty 1930's Liverpool family struggle.
 
August 1st,
L'Auberge Espagnole (2002), OK, not great, and  
                 
Triplets of Bellville (2003). We fast-forwarded through most of it.
July 21st,
A Month by the Lake (1995). ***1/2 Holly only.
July 14th,
Mystic Pizza (1988). Holly only. Chick flick.
July 10th,
28 Days Later (2002). *, Forget it.
July 4th,
Legalese (1998). *** Tricky lawyers involve the media in murder case.
June 25th, Mystic River (2003), ****.
June 22nd, In America (2002), ****.
June 12th, Gangs of New York (2002). We couldn't finish watching it.
June 10th, Voice of the Turtle (1947). Silly romance in wartime NYC, starring Ronald Reagan.
May 29th, Fog of War (2003), **** Documentary: interviews with McNamara. A must-see.
May 22nd, Ghost World (2001). ***1/2 Romance about strange characters. Interesting.
May 15th, Beggar's Opera (1983).
May 8th, House of Sand and Fog (2003), ***1/2. Tragic battle about a house. Both side sympathetically presented.
April 30th, Heavenly Creatures (1994).
April 30th, World of Henry Orient (1964).
March 27th, Intolerable Cruelty (2003), *** Coen Brothers twisty satire on divorce lawyers.
March 25th, Green for Danger (1946), Not that great; I didn't finish it.
March 7th, Bend it Like Beckham (2002). Very enjoyable sports chick film.
March 6th, Men with Guns (1997), dir. Sayles.
February 28th, Seabiscuit (2003). About a racehorse in the 1930's.

February 6th, Quiet American (2002). ***1/2 Effective.
January 31st, Spellbound (2002), documentary: spelling bee contestants, and their families. ****
January 30th, I Capture the Castle (2003). Class-ridden English chick flick.
January 24th, 13 Conversations about One Thing (2001), ****.
January 17th, Marvin's Room (1996), ***1/2.


2003

Sept. 13th
Sept. 6th, NONE,.
Aug. 30th, NONE.
Aug. 23rd, NONE.
Aug. 16th, NONE.
Aug. 9th, NONE, trip to Gardiner, Connie's place.
Aug. 2nd, NONE, Tom Foley's party.
July 26th,
Red Rock West .
July 25th, Fri.,
She Done Him Wrong .
July 24th Thurs., Paradise, &
Diabolique (1955), French classic. 
July 23rd, Wed.,
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (2001).
July 20th, Sun,
Blood Work (2002) dir. and star: Clint Eastwood, ***.
July 12th, Wendy's party:
Talk to Her (2002) Another Almodóvar winner ***1/2.
July 5th,
The Hours , Virginia Woolf & modern counterparts ***1/2.
June 29th, Sun. watched 1/2 of
The Human Condition. (1959), First of a trilogy.
June 28th, Signs (2002) dir. Shyamalon (couldn't watch) *, then About Schmidt(2002), starring Nicholson, but a bit boring **.
June 21st, Frida , fabulous and gorgeous *****.
June 14th, Miller's Crossing (1990), dir. Coen brothers, 1930's Prohibition mob drama.
June 13th, Fri., Adaptation (2002), Meryl Streep. Holly didn't like it **.
June 7th, none.
May 31st, Touch of Evil (1958), dir. Orson Wells.
May 24th, Sat., Igby Goes Down (2002) dir. Steers, starring Kieran Culkan. Charming ***1/2. 
May 22, Thurs, San Francisco (1936) Barbary Coast, Clark Gable as Blackie, crooked but good-hearted.
May 21, Wed, Duellists (1977), based on a Conrad short story about the Napoleonic War.
May 17th, None. Birthday party, Kathy & Richard.

Thursday May 15th, Chocolat (1997) Starring Juliette Binoche as pagan sorceress(?) vs the prudish Catholic establishment.
May 10th, The Game (1997) Starring Michael Douglas as an unlikeable protagonist again. Too implausible, and who cares.
Thursday May 8th, Boomerang! (1947) Courtroom drama about a murdered priest. Dir. Elia Kazan, with Dana Andrews.
May 3rd, The Fast Runner (2002) Inuit film.
Friday May 2nd, Becket (1964) Henry II has his dearest friend murdered. Starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole. Based on Anouilh's play.
April 26th, The Fast Runner (2002) Inuit film.
April 24th, Thursday, Three on a Match (1932) w. Anne Dvorak, Joan Blondell, and Bette Davis.
April 19th, The Pledge (2001) dir. Sean Penn; with Jack Nicholson,
April 18th, Friday, The Golden Bowl (2000) Henry James via Merchant Ivory,
April 12th, The Circle, (2000) Iranian dir. Panahi.
April 11th, Friday, White Palace, (1990) With Susan Sarandon, James Spader (Holly)
April 11th, Friday, The Haunting, (1945?) British (Holly)
April 10th, Thursday, Heaven Can Wait (1943) dir. Lubitsch, (Holly)
April 9th, Wednesday, Hanging Garden (1997) Canadian, Nova Scotia (Holly),
April 5th, None, Emmy's Birthday.
Mar. 20th, Italian for Beginners, (2000) Danish.
Mar. 22nd,  My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).
Mar. 21st, Sunday, Va Savoir, (2001).
Mar. 16th, Closely Watched Trains ,(1966) Czech film, too slow, not funny, didn't finish.
Mar. 15th, Lovely and Amazing, (2001) pretty good chick flic.
Mar. 13th, Thursday Lantana, Aussie film, good.
Mar. 8th, None,
Mar. 1st,  None, Daniel's wedding.
Feb. 22nd Angels and Insects , (1996) from Byatt's book.
Feb. 21st, Friday, Apocalypse Now Redux , (1979) new long version dir. Coppola.
Feb. 19th, Wednesday, Flirting (1991) dir. John Duigan, Australian.
Feb. 8th, Seconds ( 1966) dir. Frankenheimer with Rock Hudson, very good; sleeper.
Feb. 7th, Friday, Insomnia ( 2002), with Al Pacino in Alaska. See also, the original Norwegian film.
Feb. 1st, Last Orders, (2001) dir. Schepisi, British.
Jan. 25th, None,
Jan. 18th,Minority Report (2002) Tom Cruise, Sci Fi.
Jan. 11th, Beijing Bicycle (2001) Chinese.
Jan. 4th, Such a Long Journey (1998) dir. Gunnarsson, Indian.

2002

Dec. 28th, Monster's Ball (2001) with Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry.
Dec. 21st, None.
Dec. 14th, Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Coen Brothers.
Dec. 7th, No Man's Land  (2001) Bosnia.
Nov. 30th, Un Air de Famille (1996) French dysfunctional family.
Nov. 23rd, Strictly Ballroom (1980), Dir. Baz Luhrmann.
Nov. 16th, Royal Tannenbaums, (2001) got bored, didn't finish.
Nov. 15th, Friday, Panic (2000),
Nov. 9th, Monsoon Wedding (2001),
Nov. 2nd, None, Owen's 1st birthday party.
Oct. 26th, None,
Oct. 19th, The Lathe of Heaven (1980),
Oct. 17th, a Thurs., Novocaine (2001),
Oct. 6th, American Beauty (1999),
Oct. 5th, Copenhagen (2002), the play on Ch 2,
Sept. 28th, In the Bedroom (2001),
September 21st, Pixote: A Lei do Mais (1981), Brazilian,
September 18th, a Wednesday, Matewan (1987), dir. John Sayles,
September 14th, The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999), Helen Mirren very convincing as Ayn,
September 7th Gosford Park (2001),
August 31st There's Something about Mary (1998),
August 24th Moby Dick (1956), dir. John Huston,
August 17th, None, To Lenox, Shakespeare and Co.
August 10th, None, Katrina's wedding.
August 3rd, None,
July 27th Mulholland Drive (2001),
July 20th, A Beautiful Mind (2001),
July 13th,  Waking Life (2001),
July 6th,  Best in Show (2000),
July 5th, Dr T and the Women (2000),
June 29th, Une Liaison Pornographique (An Affair of Love )(1999),
June 23rd, Mona Lisa (1986),
June 15th, Thirteen Days (2000), dir. Roger Donaldson,
June 8th, Dreamlife of Angels,
May 25th and June 1st, none,
May 18th, Mother,
May 11th, Say Anything,
May 4th, Nixon (1995), dir. Oliver Stone, with Anthony Hopkins,
April 20th and April 27th, none,
April 13th, Croupier(1998),
April 6th, Mississippi Burning (1988),
March 30th, Almost Famous  (2000),
March 24th, Into the Arms of Strangers,
March 16th, none,
March 9th,   Butterfly (1999), Spanish,
March 2nd, Ma Saison Preferee (1993),
February 23rd, Quills,
Febuary 16th, Flirting with Disaster,
Febuary 9th, The Graduate,
Febuary 2nd, Pollock,
January 26th, StartUp.com,
January 19th, Memento,
January 12th, Blood Simple.

2001

December 31st, My Fair Lady on New Year's Eve,
December 29th, Out of Sight,
December 22nd, Pygmalion,
December 15th, House of Mirth,
December 8th, You can Count on Me,
December 1st, State and Main,
November 24th, Night of the Hunter,
November 21st, What's Cooking? on Thanksgiving eve,
November 17th,  Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,
November 10th,  The Luzhin Defense (2001),
November 3rd,  Amores Perros (2000),
October 27th,  Sunshine (1999),
October 13th,  Cast Away (2000),
October 6th,  Down in the Delta (1998),
September 22th,  Girlfight (2000),
September 15th,  Alice (1988),
September 8th,  A Walk in the Clouds (1995),
September 1st,  32 Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993),
August 25th,  Rosemary's Baby (1968),
August 18th,  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000),
August 11th,  Only Angels Have Wings (1939),
August 4th,  My Night at Maud's (1969),
July 28th,  Cinema Paradiso (1988),
July 21st,  O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000),
July 14th,  none,
July 7th,  none,
June 30th,  Traffic (2000),
June 23rd,  none,
June 16th,  Mighty Quinn (1989),
June 9th, Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964),
June 2nd,  Yi Yi (2000),
May 26th, A Zed & Two Noughts (1985),
May 19th, Deliverance (1972),
May 12th, Sacrifice: Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (2000),
May 5th, The Aviator's Wife (1981),

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