Archive for October, 2012

Pépé le Moko

A part of this viewing list: Criterion Collection Spine #172: Julien Duvivier’s Pépé le Moko. The strange start of this film – all the time spent describing the cosmopolitan melange of the Algerian casbah travelogue-style – is the key to understanding what’s happening inside the typically clever head of notorious jewel-thief Pépé le Moko. The man is […]

Black Orpheus

A part of this viewing list: Criterion Collection Spine #48: Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus. I tried watching this many years ago, but wasn’t in the right frame of mind to get through it. I’m glad I gave it another shot, because it’s a wonderful movie. The myth of Orpheus & Eurydice is my favorite, and it translates […]