42 Since ’71 (Part 1)

Julia Sweeney, she of Saturday Night Live and Letting Go Of God, describes a fun idea for a best movie list in her latest blog post: I went on a Mike Leigh bender during May – I’ve seen all those films before, but it was lovely to see them again. Topsy Turvy is one of my all-time favorite films.  The… Continue reading 42 Since ’71 (Part 1)

My Favorite Spy Movies

The release of Skyfall, which I haven’t seen yet, prompted me to reflect on my favorite spy movies. They are, in no particular order… North By Northwest: A couple of weeks ago I watched a restored print of this Hitchcock classic, and I renewed my appreciation for a master at work. The setups, the angles, the… Continue reading My Favorite Spy Movies