- The Tale Of Last Chrysanthemums (Kenji Mizoguchi)
- Happy Anniversary (Pierre Étaix / Jean-Claude Carrière)
- Pierre Étaix – un destin animè (Odile Étaix)
- L’amore (Roberto Rossellini)
- There’s Always Tomorrow (Douglas Sirk)
- Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
- Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)
- Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
- Nashville (Robert Altman)
- Summer With Monika (Ingmar Bergman)
1- I first went nuts for Ingmar Bergman when I was 15. I saw everything I could. So many of the only viewings of his stuff date from then. I was dazzled but had no idea what I was watching in many cases. Watching Winter Light again is a beautiful reminder of how works of genius are always there for you at every stage of your life, giving what you need at the time. I had never seen Summer With Monika and it impressed me mightily. It seems to sow the seeds of so many of Bergman’s later dysfunctional couples. It was interesting to sense a trace of Neo-realism running through the film.
2- How many times will I have to force myself to watch Vampyr before I admit it bores me to tears?
3-Douglas Sirk continues to be a revelation. There’s Always Tomorrow is almost like All That Heaven Allows writ small, but more devastating. ‘
4- I watched Blue Jasmine absolutely drop-jawed. Could it be as bad as it seemed? More on this later, maybe. I don’t like venting spleen here.