In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to compile a film festival of unusual love stories. Some of them are romantic, some of them are funny, and some of them are even deeply disturbing. Enjoy!
Hypothetical Film Festival #5 – Presidents on Film
In honor of Honest Abe’s birthday I whipped up an eclectic list of great films in which presidents (both factual and fictional) are key characters in the stories.
The James Dean Trilogy – Giant
Giant (dir. George Stevens)
Starring James Dean, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo
Weekend Trailer Roundup
The Eclipse (dir. Conor McPherson) – a very non-exploitative looking ghost story from Ireland
Sundance Film Festival – The History
Right now the 2010 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing in Park City, Utah. American films of all sorts are being rolled out every day till January 31st. For the blog, I’ll be looking at the general history of Sundance here in part one, and then in part two I’ll look at some of this year’s films that I’m most excited to see.
What’s to come
Posting from Gate C3 in the Nashville International Airport
Updates are gonna be few and far between till around Jan. 12th. Will be in the sunny winter sun of San Juan, Puerto Rico for the holidays. I will try to find time to write up and post my 10 favorite films I saw in 2009 (Remember, they can be from any year, simply films I had never seen before 2009). Will also, finish up the three part look back on my “decade in love with movies” in 2010.
As for 2010, I am already thinking about some new things to write up for this that go beyond the standard single movie reviews. You can be looking forward to:
– Director Retrospective – John Sayles (Have never seen a film by this man, but his name comes up often, figured I could take you through my thoughts on his work).
– One new hypothetical film festival every two weeks
– Going to pick a genre of film and do an indepth analysis of it (open to suggestions)
– Three part essay on the Sundance Film Festival
– A look at the James Dean Trilogy (East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, Giant)
– And Obscure Classics, beginning with the overlooked sequel to Rocky Horror; Shock Treatment
Hope everyone has a great Xmas and New Year