I started off the week by watching a most entertaining 1964 film by a most colourful director, Samuel Fuller, The Naked Kiss.
I read Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara by the always knowledgeable and enjoyable author, Eve Golden. I had originally begun reading the book William Fox and the Fox Film Corporation: A Biography and a Chronicle by an author I have met on a few occasions, Merill McCord, but when Bara was mentioned as Fox’s first full-fledged star, I became side-tracked, remembering that a friend had given me her bio, and went off on that tangent.
This was a slow week with regard to watching film as I only managed to view two. Instead, I binged on Season 3 of the dystopian A Handmaid’s Tale. I know I will watch Season 4, along with many other series such as Homeland, Mindhunter, the best and worst being The Fall, but I have come to the conclusion that I shouldn’t. Unfortunately, I don’t much care for comedy and these stories are so well written and intriguing, that I find it hard to “put them down”. It’s the same with reading fiction. Give me a crime story over light fare.
Toronto Film Society’s Fall/Winter Film Buffs 72nd Series began and I attended both the Sunday afternoon and Monday evening screenings. This meant I began the week with two sets of double bills.
Here are five films ranging from 1946 to 2018:
You know when you’re thinking of a list of things and you feel like you’ve left something out but you can’t remember what it is for the life of you. That’s what I thought when I wrote about the films I saw the previous week; that I left one off the list. And it was:
I have no idea if I’ll want to do this on a weekly basis, but today I felt like it. I watched five films since last Sunday and all of them had something that distinguished them from just the ordinary.