Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: Bicycle Thieves, by Tyler Smith

This article originally ran as part of our listener-voted Top 100 Movies. One war over, another just starting. In postwar Italy, times are tough. Jobs are scarce. If you can get one, you do what you can to keep it....

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Monday Movie: Full Moon High, by David Bax

This article originally ran as part of a Home Video Hovel review. Four years before being a werewolf made Michael J. Fox good at basketball, being a werewolf made Adam Arkin good at football. The sports angle was a 1980s...

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Monday Movie: Enter the Dragon, by David Bax

Not sure why but I’ve been thinking about Bruce Lee a lot lately… Specifically, I’ve been thinking about Enter the Dragon because, like a lot of other Americans, it’s all I know him from. Of course, that wasn’t necessarily the...

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Monday Movie: Boyz n the Hood, by David Bax

There’s a reason that it took me until the third time writing about a John Singleton film for the Monday Movie column to get to Boyz n the Hood, the late director’s debut feature and the phenomenon that made his...

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Monday Movie: So This Is Paris, by David Bax

Pre-Code is a term that generally is used to describe sound films produced by Hollywood before Joseph Breen took over the enforcement of the Hays Code, about a four or five year period. But that doesn’t mean the ribald sensibilities...

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Monday Movie: Belle de Jour, by David Bax

It would be irresponsibly chronocentric to look at Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour and find its kinky sexual frankness shocking for its era. This was the 60s and this was France; it’s likely few were shocked. But, still, it feels...