Archive for June 5th, 2017

Carrie Snodgress gives an extraordinary Oscar nominated performance in the tragically underrated/forgotten 1971 masterpiece “Diary of a Mad Housewife” by Frank Perry

by Sam Juliano

Ballots continue to be turned in for the Top 60 Television Show/Program countdown that remains set to launch on July 1st.  The last day for ballot submission draws closer, on Thursday, June 15th.  Voting Tabulator Extraordinaire Angelo A. D’Arminio Jr. has announced that we have reached around 30 handed in to this point.

Lucille and I attended several feature films in the Frank and Eleanor Perry Film Festival held this past week at the newly refurbished Quad Cinemas in Manhattan.  On second though we engaged in a weekend marathon actually.  The Festival continues over the next few days, and we will again be in attendance for three more features.  The Perrys made some provocative works in the 60’s and 70’s, several of which remain high on any list of underrated works ripe for reassessment.

We saw:

Diary of a Mad Housewife (1971)   *****         Quad Cinemas/Saturday

Compromising Positions  (1985)    *** 1/2      Quad Cinemas/Sunday

The Swimmer (1968)                        **** 1/2     Quad Cinemas/Sunday

Last Summer (1969)                         **** 1/2      Quad Cinemas/Sunday

Mommie Dearest (1981)                  ***                Quad Cinemas/Sunday

Churchill                                              ***                Edgewater/Friday (more…)

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