Top Fifty Films of the 70s — Number Three

#3 — Manhattan (Woody Allen, 1979) I can say with some certainty that Manhattan is home to my favorite film opening. Over cinematographer Gordon Willis’s gorgeous black-and-white shots of the borough that gives the film its title and accompanied by George Gershwin’s resplendent “Rhapsody in Blue,” Woody Allen’s character, Isaac Davis, takes a crack at the … Continue reading Top Fifty Films of the 70s — Number Three

All you sittin’ in high places, the pieces gonna fall on you

Zombieland has everything you expect from a movie called Zombieland. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, but one constructed with a certain sense of humor, a sly awareness of the inherent ridiculousness of its colorfully devastated landscape. And of course there is the battalion of zombies, goopy red smears adorning their muzzles as if … Continue reading All you sittin’ in high places, the pieces gonna fall on you