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Movies of the mind: When I used films to travel through time

The relationship between movies and memories can be powerful. A recent viewing of a classic film led me to contemplate what experiences I associate with particular titles. Are they pleasant or grim, innocuous or profound?


Bogart, Hawks and Chandler, ho-hum from Poland, beautiful vacuousness and anti-cool coming of age (MIFF: Day 7)

The problem with yesterday’s screening of German/Polish drama Winter’s Daughter (review below) was not that it was half full of squawking high school students but that their curriculum, which this film is presumably a part of, did not include education about cinema etiquette. To be fair, the crowd was fairly well behaved, particularly given their […]