Category Archives: Movies / TV

Ventemilla

The 2009 Cannes Film Festival concluded with Austrian director Haneke’s “The White Ribbon” winning the Palme d”Or for yet-another movie about the Nazis. Ten years earlier my old girlfriend Candida Romero asked, “When will that war be over?” Possibly never. ANTICHRIST had been also recognized by the Ecumenical Council as the ‘anti-film’. It was booed […]

FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL KILL / Tura Santana

The South Shore Drive-In was located off 128 outside of Boston over the Blue Hills from my suburban development of split-level houses. No one went to the twin screens in the daytime, but on summer nights my father drove my mother and their six children to the open-air theater, where we watched THE TEN COMMANDMENTS […]

The End of SIMON OF THE DESERT

“Salvador Dali seduced many ladies, particularly American ladies, but these seductions usually consisted of stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the woman’s shoulders and, without a word, showing them the door.” This quote was uttered by Luis Bunuel. The famed surrealistic film maker was a renown sophisticated […]

The True Object of Desire

No one more desirable than Catherine Deneuve in Luis Bunuel’s BELLE DU JOUR. The essence of 1967.

Sleeping Tiger

British actress Patricia Laffan starred as Nero’s wife Poppaea. The director required her to sit with a leopard during a lavish dinner sequence. Big cats are notorious fickle with their favor, but she shows no sign of fear. Neither did I at Nong Nooch Gardens with a junkie tiger. He didn’t even bother to snarl […]