Another reminder that at its heart blogging is communal, so do these bloggers (and yourself) a favour and head on over to read their articles. Links ahead.
My favourite post this week comes courtesy of Nick (Cinema Romantico) who writes an excellent piece on They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
link (but you should all see it, if you have not)
I don't know if anyone remembers but before One Hour Photo came out, it was surrounded by a sliver of "Oscar buzz" for Robin Williams. Paolo (Okinawa Assault) takes a look back at the seemingly forgotten film. link
Yojimbo (Let's Not Talk About Movies) is taking a look back at Akira Kurosawa's filmography, and opines on The Most Beautiful link
Ben (Runs Like a Gay) finally saw Albert Nobbs and he liked it quite a bit link For a film I don't expressly love, seeing people liking Albert Nobbs makes me oddly happy.
Vincenzo (We Talk About Movies) has another look at a 2011 film, Thomas McCarthy's Win Win, a film I remember most fondly for Amy Ryan's beautiful performance (where were he precursor nods, mortals) link
This one is a two weeks old, but I had to link to Ryan (The Matinee) and his thoughts on Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a film I promise to revisit before the year's end. link
Apparently I've been implicitly forcing Anna (Defiant Sucess) to watch British period pieces which she does not love. Alas, my bad. She did love Howards End, but it's an excellent film and easily Merchant Ivory's best. link Who wouldn't love it? Who couldn't love it?
I have not seen The Lucky One, and I might not ever but Craig (dark eye socket) still manages to make me love this review I read. Considering the film, I ignore my general inclination to not read reviews of films I haven't seen, and it's still a great read. link with the great line "Blythe Danner (as Schilling’s grandmother) does a lot of exasperated hair acting." And, I know exactly what he means - although I do love Blythe. Craig also writes a lovely send-up of Piper Laurie. link I tend to remember foremost from Children of a Lesser God (yes, I just love to be different *shrugs*), which is not her finest work. But, she's generally great - so that'd be weird if it was.
Yesterday Nathaniel (The Film Experience) hosted his Hit Me With the Best Shot series making us choose our favourite shot in The Exorcist link, I particularly love what Jose (Movies Kick Ass) had to say, finding an interesting perspective on the "horror" of the film. link
Most importantly, folks, go read. Sure there is an "I" in blogging, but there's no "a" - so don't be an asshole. GO READ. Please and thank you.
As you were (but only if you've read.)