Film Friday Weekly Roundup
It’s beginning to look a lot like… Holiday movie time. Yep, time to dust off It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story or whatever holiday movie floats your boat. (If you keep reading, you’ll get to Robert Osborne’s favs!) Some holiday movies really are just treacly rubbish and yet… no matter how you resist, you’ll find yourself watching at least one. I say be proactive. Make your holiday movie list, check it twice, and do your own programming this holiday season. Or idly channel surf ’til you hit It’s a Wonderful Life. Your call. In the meantime, here’s some great stuff from the interwebs. Happy reading and happy viewing!
Classic Film Freak reviews Berlin Express. How can you not love a movie that has “Trapped on a Train of Terror” as its tagline?
Faded Video Labels reviews my mostest fav movie Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.
Silent Volume braved Haxan and reports back.
I cried a little that I didn’t make Silent London’s Silent Cinema and the Web: Resources, but… it’s still a good list. I guess.
Observations on Film Art offers up a list of classic cinema restorations you might want to add to your wish list.
Filmmakers Magazine examines the value of ambiguity.
If you’re still looking for holiday movies to watch, you can’t go wrong with Robert Osborne’s favs.
On Fritz Lang’s bday, Daniela Catelli (@danicat58) shared this delightful vid of William Friedkin interviewing Fritz Lang. Now I share with you.