Monthly Archive for October, 2018

: October, 2018

Bad Movies We Love: Lana in Acapulco

Even by the standards of 1960s melodrama, “Love Has Many Faces” is a weird and unintentionally hilarious piece of work. At the time, the 1965 Lana Turner vehicle puzzled reviewers who couldn’t tell if

‘Park Avenue’ haves and have-nots

Alex Gibney’s appalling look at the disparity between the rich folks living at 740 Park Avenue and the desperately poor living on the same street a few miles away was aired on PBS in 2012. “Park

#FridayReads ‘Playing with Fire’

For those of us who were around then, it’s hard to believe a half-century has passed since the turbulent year of 1968. I was in high school but have vivid memories of the assassinations of Martin

‘Hello, Gorgeous!’: revisiting Barbra’s films

A very entertaining new podcast, “Hello, Gorgeous!,” has been taking a deep dive into the films of Barbra Streisand since September, with a new episode released every Tuesday. Hosted by actor/comedian

‘InRealLife’: the perils of the internet

Although it was first released five years ago, Beeban Kidron’s documentary “InRealLife,” about the effects of the internet on frequent users – particularly young people – holds up as a well-documented

‘Deliverance’: tomorrow night in Bethel

When Burt Reynolds died last month, I began chatting with CTFilmFest 52 director Tom Carruthers about the possibility of showing one of the star’s films as part of the classics series I’ve been

‘I’m Sorry’: easy, hilarious binge

Thanks to my most reliable streaming service guru – who texted “Watch Immediately” – I had a great time racing through all ten season one episodes of “I’m Sorry.” recently, a comedy series just added

‘Saint Laurent’: a designer’s demons

The 33-year-old French star Gaspard Ulliel won the French equivalent of the Academy Award last year (below) for his performance in “It’s Only the End of the World” as a dying playwright who goes home

‘Lost Soul’: the ‘Dr. Moreau’ catastrophe

David Gregory’s documentary “Lost Soul” has to be one of the best films about the making (and un-making) of a major studio film. Subtitled “The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr.

Focus on French Cinema dates set

We still have to face winter, but some of us are already looking forward to next April when the Focus on French Cinema festival will take place in Greenwich, Stamford and New York City. Dates were