Post by crapgame on Feb 2, 2020 10:34:13 GMT -5
This weekend has been filled with watching some outstanding movies from may genres. First was "Woman of The Dunes" , A very interesting movie from Japan about a biologist( or whatever a person is called who studies bugs) that goes to a beach in search of new bugs. He ends up being kidnapped and forced to live in a pit with a woman to dig sand and eventually falls in love with her.
5/5 stars .
Next was a silent movie about Saint Joan of Arc called " The Passion of Joan of Arc". The movie centers on trial of St Joan and the torment she endured.
Maria Falconetti , also known as Renee and a few other names, gives the performance of a lifetime as Saint Joan. The sound track was made for this movie and is incredibly haunting.
This is considered of the 100 must see movies before you die and I could not agree more. I think it is in top 10.
This has to one of the best movies I have ever seen, period. 5/5 stars in every category.
Last was "The Glass Menagerie", a 1973 made for TV version of a Tennessee William's play. The movie stars Kate Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Michael Moriarty and Joanna Miles. The story is about a controlling mother ( Hepburn) who's husband ran out on the family, her two children (Waterston and Miles) and a friend of her son (Moriarty) that comes to dinner. The son wants to be writer but works in a warehouse to support the family and hates his job. The daughter is "crippled" and is very shy, so shy that she is unable to have a job or go to school. The mother is controlling and longs for the life of a "Southern Belle" and wants some kind of future for her timid daughter. Jim (Moriarty) is a man that Tom, the son, invites to dinner as a date for his sister and shows Laura,the sister, there is no need for her to be so insecure and shy. During the visit Jim and Laura kiss and Jim gets very upset after the kiss because he is engaged to a woman and leaves. He also tells Laura not to forget that there is no need for her to be so insecure.
5/5 stars all around.