Tag Archives: English

John Sturges – Joe Kidd (1972)

Synopsis:
Joe Kidd (Clint Eastwood) is a former bounty hunter and all-around tough-guy in the American southwest. When a band of Mexicans find their U.S. land claims denied and all relevant records destroyed in a courthouse fire, they turn to force-of-arms. Luis Chama (John Saxon) is their charismatic leader, spouting revolutionary rhetoric and demanding land reform. A wealthy landowner with interests in the disputed area, Frank Harlan (Robert Duvall), decides to settle things his own way. He hires a band of killers and wants Joe Kidd to help them track Chama. Initially, Kidd wants to avoid any involvement, until Chama makes the mistake of stealing Kidd’s horses and terrorizing his friends. Read More »

Marina Abramovic – Four Performances (1975-1976)


4 Performances by Marina Abramovic, 1975-1976

Art must be beautiful, Artist must be beautiful.

Freeing the voice

Freeing the memory

Freeing the body.

Galerie Mike Steiner, Berlin, December, 1976. Read More »

Mark Jenkin – Bait (2019) (HD)

Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has repurposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a getaway for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world. Read More »

Lasse Braun – Casanova and the Princess (1971)


Casanova is brought to the Princess and her two lady friends.

Some information from Lasse Braun: The Official Website:
In February 1977, while LB was shooting some movies in London, his archive cellar was flooded, but since no one knew about that secret locations and the use of it, LB discovered the disaster when it was too late. […] Water and mud had flooded into the archive areas from an adjacent cellar belonging to other people through a breach in the dividing brick wall. Unknown thieves had obviously entered the LB cellar and stole all the paintings and valuables, which were placed above the crates with the film material. The materials weren’t stolen but, since they had been submersed in the water for about 6 weeks, they were almost all lost. Read More »

James Merendino – Amerikana [+Extras] (2001)

Quote:
A road-movie about two friends, Peter and Chris, in their late 20′s, one incredibly idealistic and optimistic; the other cynically nihilistic and negative. They pick up a Vespa in South Dakota and travel with it to Los Angeles. As they travel through the northwest to the southwest, they see their country through different eyes. Chris has high expectations and romantic notions of America. Peter sees the emptiness of America with lost ideals and lost people. While they do not discover the identity of America on their road trip, they ultimately find themselves… Read More »

Jon Jost – Slow Moves (1983)

Slow Moves is a bluesy lyrical romance of two ugly-ducklings who meet on the Golden Gate Bridge and after a brief and awkward courtship, live together with the usual problems of money and work, take flight to an illusory freedom on the road, and dances inexorably to a drab doom. At once funny, grubby, beautiful, lyrical, tragic and sad. (Jon Jost) Read More »

Lasse Braun – Dr. Wu (1970)


A group of spies kidnaps a lady with a secret McGuffin item.
Some information from Lasse Braun: The Official Website:
In February 1977, while LB was shooting some movies in London, his archive cellar was flooded, but since no one knew about that secret locations and the use of it, LB discovered the disaster when it was too late. […] Water and mud had flooded into the archive areas from an adjacent cellar belonging to other people through a breach in the dividing brick wall. Unknown thieves had obviously entered the LB cellar and stole all the paintings and valuables, which were placed above the crates with the film material. Read More »