Donkey Skin (1970)

As much as I hate to let my Americanism show, it crops up the worst when it comes to cinema. I don’t have a natural aversion to foreign cinema, but Britain is usually my go-to foreign country. The few times I do venture outside English it’s generally through the horror genre. Director Jacques Demy has…

Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

Director Francois Truffaut will always be associated with iconic works like The 400 Blows (1959) and Jules and Jim (1962). And yet the man directed 27 films outside of those two. Twilight Time recently released one underseen work in Truffaut’s canon, 1969’s Mississippi Mermaid. (For the record, I know I’m going to misspell Mississippi at…

The Bride Wore Black (1968)

The universal nature of cinema is best illustrated through tributes by other directors. Acclaimed French director Francois Truffaut, part of the French New Wave, was directly influenced by the work of Alfred Hitchcock when he created The Bride Wore Black (he’d also just published a book of extensive interviews with the Master of Suspense). The…

Gigi (1958)

This is what happens when inspiration knocks. I originally had zero plans to review Gigi. I’d seen it years ago and didn’t care for it, but figured I’d give it the benefit of the doubt; my youth colored my perspective. Unfortunately, time and an increased awareness of classic films and women have only made the…

The Song of Bernadette (1943)

                                                                    Originally published April 17th, 2013 Easter’s come and gone, and I generally don’t celebrate the holiday by watching movies; that’s going to change today!  Twilight Time’s latest release is The Song of Bernadette, the 1943 Oscar nominated film which gave Jennifer Jones her first (and only) Oscar for Best Actress.  The win is well-deserved…