Sunset Boulevard

Even fifty years ago, it seems Hollywood's best days were already behind it. Los Angeles is a city that has been haunted by its past for nearly the entire length of its existence, and Sunset Boulevard is still its quintessential ghost story. Half a century later, Billy Wilder's masterpiece  ...

Sunshine

"Sunshine" is the translation of a markedly Jewish family name, Sonnenschein, and it is also the name of the elixir ("A Taste of Sunshine") which makes this fictional family's fortune in late nineteenth century Hungary. Academy Award winning Hungarian director Istvan Szabo (Mephisto, Meeting Venus) also penned the script  ...

Sweet and Lowdown

Suggested reading: Woody Allen: A Biography (1999), John Baxter Django's Gypsies: The Mystique of Django Reinhardt and His People - A Unique Collection of Photographs, Illustrations, Memorabilia and Quotations (1997), Ian Cruickshank Woody Allen puts himself into his movies. Sometimes he  ...

The Swindle (Rien Ne Va Plus)

Eagle Creek Exploration Travel Gear ORV Gear Bag The Swindle is director Claude Chabrol's homage to Alfred Hitchcock, with a wink at David Mamet. Chabrol, nearly 70, has been making films for forty years. He is a veteran of the New Wave and, like  ...

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com It isn’t hard for the average moviegoer to understand what it is that drives the title character of The Talented Mr. Ripley to murder: the sight of Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow cavorting through the  ...

Tango

Carlos Saura has a long term and well earned reputation as a maker of beautiful films, particularly films built around dance. Blood Wedding, Carmen, and Flamenco (all available on video - see link below) are particularly worthy of note. Saura now gives us a wonderful two hours of Tango,  ...

The Tao of Steve

Dex is a fine example of the genus Bohemius Americanus. 250 lbs. of spiky intelligence and unfettered libido, Dex is both brilliant and lazy. He commands sufficient erudition to rationalize his "moral turpitude" with quotes from Kierkegaard and Lao-Tse, yet he's unwilling to push himself to achieve anything real.  ...