Between my regular reviews in the Sacramento News & Review, my work here on E Street Film Society, and my occasional contributions to other publications and websites, I penned roughly 300 film-related reviews and articles in the calendar year 2014. It was a busy year, but also a […]
La Collectionneuse (1967; Dir.: Eric Rohmer) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes Two-thirds of the way through Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales series, I feel that I know exactly what to expect from the French filmmaker, and yet still remain utterly mystified. In writing about his movies, I often feel […]
*Originally published on the Movie City USA blog on September 6, 2007. IL GRIDO (1957; Dir.: Michelangelo Antonioni) DUB’S TAKE: “In my collection I have a copy of Il Grido, and damn what a boring movie it is…. You know, Antonioni never really learned the trade. He concentrated […]
Scorsese talks about Antonioni, placing him within the context of the era’s European “arthouse” cinema. He also calls L’Eclisse the “boldest” of the three films, “less like a story and more like a poem.” Naturally, Scorsese makes me ashamed for not liking the movie more. The opening credits of the […]
L’ECLISSE (1962; Dir.: Michelangelo Antonioni) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes As much as Antonioni stripped the narratives of L’Avventura and La Notte down to their bare essentials, those films had natural forward momentums and classic narrative shapes. L’Avventura takes on the basic structure of an unsolvable, Laura-like mystery, […]
Here is the trailer for the 3rd and final film in our Antonioni festival, his 1962 movie “L’Eclisse”, starring Alain Delon and Monica Vitti. Read Daniel Barnes’ review of L’Eclisse.