Tidying up old documents — One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Powerful, Bankrupt.

I used to get airmailed copies of The Guardian, a Marxist publication not to be confused with the UK liberal paper.  I saved a page from a 1976 copy.  I loved reading the movie reviews by Irwin Sylber.  Of course every movie was contaminated by capitalist ideology.  He was spot on.  I still think so.

I kept a review of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (which I loved despite of its capitalist propaganda,  Kesey is still some sort of counterculture hero.)

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Modern Love (TV)

Watched the first two episodes of Modern Love (Prime) — very good! ★★★★★

I am prone to finding this genre “vapid, nauseating” as the Guardian called it — but not so far in this series.


Discovered the director is John Carney the director of another romance drama Once — I loved that one too.

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Arthur Miller: Writer — Movie

Arthur Miller: Writer


Bought this movie made by his daughter Rebecca Miller on Google Play and it worked on Chrome (not Safari) on the Mac, plugged into the TV.

Worth doing! The film about this man’s life is inspiring and moving. It had a big impact on me.


We have been watching movies written and directed by his daughter Rebecca Miller and they are great. Full of life, intense, psychodramatic. Leaves us with lots to discuss.

Rebecca Miller movies

Rebecca Miller directed Angela and Personal Velocity: Three Portraits.
Personal Velocity: Three P…
Rebecca Miller directed Angela and Maggie's Plan.
Maggie’s Plan
Rebecca Miller directed Angela and The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
The Ballad of Jack and…
Rebecca Miller directed Angela and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.
The Private Lives of…

Tom & Viv

I enjoyed the movie.  The couple fail to use the “divinely flawed” aspect of their relationship to heal their wounds.  Painful to watch.
http://eliotswasteland.tripod.com/  Web version of notes – bit like the iPad ap. 
Though the filmmakers present ample evidence of Viv’s antisocial behavior — at one point she pulls a rubber knife on Virginia Woolf in order to steal her taxi — they never really manage to get into Tom’s mind to the extent that his motives become clear. “Tom & Viv” is a handsome, literate film in the Merchant-Ivory mode, but there’s a hole right at the center of it — right where the poet himself should be.

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos


Thoroughly enjoyed this documentary about two Hungarians who came to the US in 1953. Both great cinematographers.



Laszlo Kovacs

On the strength of this dock watched Easy Rider again – more interesting after hearing Laszlo Kovacs talk about the movie.


Vilmos Zsigmond

Now looking forward to McCabe and Mrs Miller

Limitless – Movie

Limitless. ***

Some well made shots, explores something about the mind. Quite gripping, and then looses the whole plot as nothing is resolved and the ending is weak.