Monthly Archives: September 2007

Ozu, Leigh, Eastwood: Psychological despair following loss of empire

I saw Clint Eastwood’s film, Flags of our Fathers (2006), which depicts the victorious invasion of Iwo Jima by US troops during WWII, in the theater last year. I just now got around to watching his companion film, Letters from … Continue reading

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Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES (2007)

For those folks who love good drama, action, and thrills, get out and catch director David Cronenberg’s new film, EASTERN PROMISES. It is about the Russian mafia, the “vory v zakone”, in modern day London. Cronenberg works again with Viggo … Continue reading

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The Last Laugh (1924)

I watched the  excellent German silent classic, The Last Laugh (1924), directed by F.W. Murnau and starring Emil Jannings tonight.  If I ever become king of the world, I am going to mandate that justice operate the way it does … Continue reading

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Death at a Funeral is now open for discussion

Our September 2007 film selection, Death at a Funeral, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary about this film are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to … Continue reading

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Fatso is open for discussion

Our September 2007 film selection, Fatso, is now open for discussion. Members who would like to Post an Official Commentary about Fatso are welcome to do so (Contact Ron or Roger if you would like to have posting priveleges to … Continue reading

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TFC Fellowship

You know, it is probably just me being sentimental, but last night’s meeting (9/19/07) was just wonderful. I always have some enjoyment when we gather, for our discussion night, or at one of our screenings, or other get-togethers –but last night … Continue reading

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Hangman, Hangman: Thoughts about THE MACHINIST

THE MACHINIST (2004)   HANGMAN’S HYSTERIA   Usually young director Brad Anderson writes the scripts for all his films –but after reading Scott Kosar’s script for THE MACHINIST in 2001, he made an exception. He could see a stunning and … Continue reading

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FATSO @ Origin 23

In the attempt to provide screenings for as many TFC picks as possible, Mohsen M. has set up one for us at what used to be FIREHOUSE COFFEE SHOP, now called ORIGIN 23. There will be a Special Public Showing … Continue reading

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3:10 TO YUMA (1957 & 2007)

 3:10 TO YUMA (2007)   MURDER MOST MERCIFUL   When I was a kid, jumping around on my broomstick, with Roy Rogers cap pistols, a Gene Autry hat, and Hoppy’s vest, Westerns were more than plentiful, like 50% of all … Continue reading

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THE MACHINIST (2004) @ Wine Styles

Greetings fellow film club members. September is upon us and the long Labor Day weekend is history. This signals the need to prepare ourselves for the very next “Second Saturday Series” at Wine Styles.    The film will be director … Continue reading

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