Archive for May 29th, 2018

Screen capture from French gem “The Guardians.”

by Sam Juliano

The second annual Allan Fish Online Festival is  underway as of this morning with a fabulous post from project founder Jamie Uhler on a satiric 1989 Italian film.  The endeavor will run through June 8th with daily posts resuming tomorrow.  The television countdown will follow-up for its final leg in the weeks after the AFOFF is completed.  Many thanks to all who have come on board for what will surely be another memorable chapter for the ten-year old Wonders in the Dark.

For those living in and around Manhattan, I would like to alert you to the upcoming ten-film Ruth Prawer Jhabvala/Merchant-Ivory retrospective at the Quad in June. The big highlights will be the Q & A by 90 year-old James Ivory himself after the screenings of “A Room with a View” (June 14th) and “Mr. & Mrs. Bridge.” (June 11th). He will also introduce “The Golden Bowl” and “The Guru.”

Lucille and I saw two films in theaters this past week:

The Guardians    *****     (Sunday afternoon)     Quad Cinemas

Summer 1993     ****      (Saturday evening)       Eleanor Bunin Theater, Lincoln Center

One extraordinary French drama set in the lush countryside (The Guardians) and one very fine and observant Spanish film (Summer 1993) set in the Catalan countryside seen in Manhattan this weekend. (more…)

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