Saturday 9th October 2021

Turkey 2020

Running time: 72 mins

Strays

Stray

Director : Elizabeth Lo

Film Summary :
Following a stray dog (Zeytin) and his mates on the streets of Istanbul
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Reviewed by rogerco, DVD proj @ home on 09 Oct 2021

Review Summary :
Closeups of a doggy world in Instanbul

Doggy life

A strange film staying very close to the dogs and observing the world slightly from their point of view. A slight story is imposed but it is pretty random.




Thursday 7th October 2021

France 1968

Running time: 30 mins

Black Panthers

Director : Agnes Varda

Film Summary :
Filmed at BP rallies and demos to call for the release of Huey P Newton in Oakland California 1968
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Reviewed by rogerco, Streaming proj @ home on 07 Oct 2021

Review Summary :
Historical interest with some useful revolutionary theory

Review of "Black Panthers"

A little bit thin on context this is a fragment of life documentary centred on a single event - a rally and demo. A couple of the interviews raised some interesting ideas about how to start a revolution.




Thursday 7th October 2021

France 1963

Running time: 30 mins

Salut les Cubains

Director : Agnes Varda

Film Summary :
Photomontage film essay about Cuba 1963
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Reviewed by rogerco, Streaming proj @ home on 07 Oct 2021

Review Summary :
Cuba 1963 cpatured in B&W photomontage

Review of "Salut les Cubains"

Another (early) tour-de-force by Varda. With voiceover by Agnes and Michel Piccoli providing context for what we see. A montage of still, B&W, photos arranged into chapters with different themes.

Some excellent music/dance scenes using photos which must have been shot with a motor drive to create a near stop-frame effect in time with the music. One of these was a bit overlong as she had to repeat the same sequence of photos several times - but a very interesting technique.

Fascinating as a snapshot of Cuba emerging as a country from the revolution.




Saturday 2nd October 2021

France 1936

Running time: 80 mins

Le Crime de Monsieur Lange

Director : Jean Renoir

Film Summary :
He shot a man
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Reviewed by rogerco, on 02 Oct 2021

Review Summary :
Scenes of totally bizarre Parisian life in 1936

Well it WAS a Crime

I found the milieu of the building where the publisher and laundry were, and the lives and loves of the young women completely strange. 

Aside from that the story was clear enough




Saturday 25th September 2021

USA 2020

Running time: 124 mins

The Invisible Man

Director : Leigh Whannell

Film Summary :
Cecilia (Moss) runs from her controlling abusive husband and then is told he has committed suicide - or has he.

Reviewed by rogerco, DVD proj @ home on 25 Sep 2021

Review Summary :
A fairly pedestrian horror-thriller with an unbelievable Mcguffin and a predictable plot

Neither horrific nor thrilling

Merits 4 stars largely on the basis of Elisabeth Moss's performance




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