Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael (1990)

I Saw A Film! Pixie Winona with disheveled hair and a little menagerie of lost animals plays a largely unloved kid called Dinky (though, I thought it was Stinky) who has a minor crush on a dullard, falls down a lot and gets no help, and finally imagines she's the daughter of a beloved local…

Catch-22 (1970)

I Saw A Film! Typically, when you watch a film of a book you've devoted to, you're going to be upset by all the triage on some of your favorite characters, scenes, and dialog. It's true of Catch-22 as well. There is so much in the book, much of it a kind of sadistic slap-stick,…

The Couch Trip (1988)

I Saw A Film! I missed this Akyroyd - Grodin comic contest when it came out, in fact, I didn't even know it existed. Which is too bad as it's not bad. The story is all too familiar, a psychiatric patient manages to swindle his way to the top of a chain of professionalism by…

Breakheart Pass (1975)

I Saw A Film! Bronson. A tour de Force of singular machismo, street smarts, and violence. I often wonder if he ever tired of the type-casting, but then, I'm sure any actor who was continually in demand is a not unhappy one. I'll maintain the Not/Un construction as it implies something a bit less than…

A Real American Hero (1978)

I Saw A TV Film! Spiderman for the 70s was Buford Pusser, a no-nonsense rural southern lawman who purportedly fought criminal syndicates with a lump of lumber and serious righteous indignation. By Spiderman I mean that it got relaunched a number of times and had a few sequels that eventually spoiled all the fun of…

Loving Vincent (2017)

I Saw A film! Hey, I don't usually like to review anything current, I feel like it's my job to sort of fill in the blanks with the decades of films that I've missed. But this particular treat, a fully oil-painted film, in the style of Van Gogh himself was a bit too appealing to…

Ginger in the Morning (1974)

I Saw a Film! While it's easy to dismiss the philosophical underpinnings of these sorts of romances, in which a mature fella falls for a youthful maiden half his age, there is something refreshing in the non-judgmental attitude in the story of a pure budding friendship. Our main protagonists meet on a whim, and like…

Painters Painting (1971)

I Saw a Film! While I studied art history in the uni, we didn't much talk about the more modern era. To boot I am a tremendous sucker for artists, or other crafts-people, especially of the creative type (but creativity is part of science as well), talking about process. I can listen to interviews with…

Watch Out, We’re Mad (1974)

I Saw A Film! As a newcomer to the film antics of these two Italian stars equipped with Hollywood style pseudonyms, I was pleasantly surprised that the focus of the very basic, kid-friendly premise. A couple of blue-collar dolts and their desire to own a red dune-buggy. They aren't chasing women. They aren't money-grubbing. They…