Category Archives: A Summer Film Diary

The Enduring Heat: A Summer Film Diary (10 July 2012)

Sleeping Beauty Disney’s Sleeping Beauty fits into a trite and unchallenging category of Disney animated films.  It has none of the spectacle of the company’s pre-war epic such as Fantasia or Bambi, nor the great music of the 90’s Renaissance.  … Continue reading

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The Enduring Heat: A Summer Film Diary (05 July 2012)

Ride the High Country What begins as a slow-moving, unambitious Western evolves in its third act into one of the greatest films ever made.  This picture really surprised me.  It is rare when a film pulls a 180 in the … Continue reading

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The Enduring Heat: A Summer Film Diary (03 July 2012)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Dog Day Afternoon is a tense, dialogue driven thriller.  I love it.  Al Pacino plays a bank robber attempting a heist to get money for his boyfriend’s sex-change operation.  The underrated John Cazale plays his quiet partner … Continue reading

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The Enduring Heat: A Summer Film Diary (01 July 2012)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2011) I know of no better way to begin the day than with a wonderful film.  Even an overall decent film such as Arrietty will suffice.  The Secret World of Arrietty is the most recent … Continue reading

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The Enduring Heat: A Summer Film Diary (02 July 2012)

Pinky Floyd The Wall (1990) I have no doubt that Pink Floyd The Wall was made on music, genius, and gallons of LSD.  Alan Parker’s (Bugsy Malone, Evita) 1990 avant-garde film featuring the music of the band Pink Floyd is … Continue reading

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