Category: Movies of the Month

June = Billy Wilder’s Birthday (Dub’s PICK)

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970; Dir.: Billy Wilder) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub Billy Wilder did not age as quickly or gently into irrelevance as many of his contemporaries.  Fueled by an inherent dissidence that attacked traditional institutions and morality, his sardonic admonishment of social hypocrisies and […]

MAY = NATIONAL TEACHERS MONTH (Daniel’s Pick)

The Class (2008; Dir.: Laurent Cantet) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes While Hollywood films are typically and predictably dismissive of school teachers (and all public servants, really) as pedants, snobs, fascists, and/or layabouts, there also exists a mostly icky vein of educator-as-hero stories. Movies ranging from Goodbye, Mr. […]

MOVIES OF THE MONTH – APRIL = JESUS MOVIES

DANIEL’S PICK: The Holy Mountain (1973; Dir.: Alejandro Jodorowsky) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes Where do you even begin to penetrate something as insane, and insanely inventive, as Jodorowsky’s psychedelic religious parable? Here is the plot synopsis offered by IMDB: “This film gives the omniscient view of what social […]

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