Posts Tagged ‘God Help the Girl’


Seen Your Video #40: ‘I Have a Lot of Time for Lucy’ as Desi Arnaz Once Said

October 3, 2014


On the latest episode of Seen Your Video, Chris Ward and I discuss some of this past summer’s more notable cinema releases, including Boyhood, Godzilla, Lucy, The Guest, Cold in July, and Edge of Tomorrow.

Stream the episode here.
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God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch, 2014)

September 5, 2014


There are hints of Jacques Demy aspirations, fashion chic in vein with the Nouvelle Vague, and one can’t help but think of the films of Scotland’s Bill Forsyth (Gregory’s Girl, Comfort and Joy) with the mostly warm tone of God Help the Girl’s use of inner and greater Glasgow. What Murdoch’s film most recalls, however, is the British New Wave of the 1960s, particularly the works of Richard Lester (A Hard Day’s Night, The Knack …and How to Get It) and John Schlesinger’s Billy Liar; Browning’s Eve even sports a hairstyle for a while that strongly recalls British New Wave regular Rita Tushingham…

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My Month in Films: August 2014

September 2, 2014


21 films, 16 first time viewings

Another weak month, due to starting a new job and having to move home… twice. Not actually all that wild about some of the films towards the bottom of that best first time viewing list, but they’re still good.

Best first time viewings
1. Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006, USA/Germany/Paraguay/Uruguay)
2. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne, 2014, Belgium/France/Italy)
3. Birth (Jonathan Glazer, 2004, USA/UK/Germany)
4. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014, USA/UK)
5. Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014, France)
6. Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener, 2013, USA)
7. God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch, 2014, UK)
8. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920, Germany)
9. The Blood on Satan’s Claw (Piers Haggard, 1971, UK)
10. Tombstone (George P. Cosmatos, 1993, USA)

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