Labyrinth

A decision has been made. June 18th, we’ll be watching Labyrinth. After The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson was depressed. The film had not done well with critics or audiences. He wanted next film to be more commercially accessible, and at some point decided he wanted more relatable central characters. How he thought that David Bowie… Continue reading Labyrinth

June 18

We’re planning a movie night, but we haven’t picked a movie yet. We’re considering Last Night in Soho: I am a big fan of Edgar Wright from the the second shot of the walk to the corner store in Shaun of the Dead. He is probably the greatest living director, and you should watch his… Continue reading June 18

Star Wars – Delayed to May 29

We’re going to be screening the original Star Wars print from 1977. This copy was scanned from an original 1977 release print, so it’s not going to be the cleanly artificial-looking versions you see on the current releases. There’s film grain. There’s camera weave. There’s dirt hits and reel change marks. Technically this version is… Continue reading Star Wars – Delayed to May 29

Next Week: MANK

Next week we will be following up last weeks’ screening of Citizen Kane with Mank. This is the story of Herman Mankiewicz, known as Mank to his friends, and how he wrote the screenplay for the boy genius Welles. Like Citizen Kane, this story is presented in a non-linear narrative, hopping around through the life… Continue reading Next Week: MANK