Sunday, May 21, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #65: Les nuits de la pleine lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984)

Running Time: 100 minutes
Directed By: Eric Rohmer
Written By: Eric Rohmer
Main Cast: Pascale Ogier, Tcheky Karyo, Fabrice Luchini, Virgine Thevenet, Christian Vadim
Click here to view the trailer


I have really come to love Eric Rohmer and I can thank THE BOOK for that - where I was introduced to the director with My Night at Maud's. Since then I've slowly been rationing to myself the rest of his catalog, never watching more than one at a time and never too close together. I like to take his movies like a plant takes Miracle Gro - a scoop or so every other month. His films are simple, subtle, beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking, thought provoking and usually great. Full Moon in Paris is no exception.

Full Moon in Paris joins My Night at Maud's, Love in the Afternoon, Pauline at the Beach and A Tale of Winter to make it five for Rohmer on my personal 1000 list.

RATING: 8.5/10

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #64: Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Running Time: 120 minutes
Directed By: Michael Moore
Written By: Michael Moore
Main Cast: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, James Nichols, Trey Parker
Click here to view the trailer


Sorry. It's definitely been a minute since I've updated this page. I still have a handful of new additions to present, but I just sorta got out of the mood and kinda crapped out. I've said it before and I'll say it again - forcing myself to write about 1001 movies REALLY turned me off to writing about movies. However, I still love watching them and hopefully I can get on a tear and present some more of my favorites.

You all know how the SINS OF OMISSION deal works and if not, it's written somewhere close, so just scroll around and it's not hard to find. Now then - on with the show.

Next entry is Bowling for Columbine, a fabulous, Academy Award winning documentary from Michael Moore. This offering from Moore tackles the gun problem in America, specifically the wave of gun issues that seemed to spark up following the tragedy at Columbine high school. I remember seeing this for the first time and being baffled at some of the education I was getting. Highlights include, Moore signing up for a checking account at a bank that offers a free gun to new account holders, Moore confronting NRA spokesperson Charlton Heston and Moore interviewing the seemingly unstable James Nichols.

RATING: 8/10

Sins of Omission - Entry #94: ZODIAC (2007)

Running Time: 157 minutes Directed By: David Fincher  Written By: James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith Main Cast : Jake...