Saturday, July 9, 2016
Documentary film about the pornographic Stalag fiction books popular in Israel around the time of the Adolf Eichmann trial.
Fascinating investigation of an irritating phenomemon which can't quite pinpoint the cuase of its short-lived popularity, but does bring some insight into an early chapter of Israel's history.
Friday, July 8, 2016
In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomas discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that - if it exists - would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this treasure. Some thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist finds himself at the centre of a murder mystery. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he comes to his ancestral village with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. The High Mountains of Portugal takes the reader on a road trip through Portugal in the last century - and through the human soul.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail.
Classic high tension thriller with Robert Mitchum delivering one of the best deranged villain performances in cinema history; however, the right-wing flavoring of the story stains the otherwise good impression of the movie as a whole.
Halliwell (no star): "Unpleasant and drawn out suspenser with characters of cardboard and situations from stock."
Maltin***: "Mitchum is memorably (and believably) creepy...Dated only on its lack of explicitness, but still daring for its time."