Why I Love… #105: Come Back To The 5 And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Year: 1982 Director: Robert Altman Stars: Karen Black, Cher, Sandy Dennis The weather is scorching. Being a hopeless cinephile, a heatwave first and foremost gets me thinking about 'hot' films. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Wake In Fright. Body Heat etc. Movies defined by sweltering climates, in which the air seems sticky and the actors perspire for our … Continue reading Why I Love… #105: Come Back To The 5 And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Why I Love… #81: 3 Women

Year: 1977 Director: Robert Altman Stars: Sissy Spacek (Pinky Rose), Shelley Duvall (Millie Lammoreux), Janice Rule (Willie Hart), Robert Fortier (Edgar Hart) Genre: Drama It's no great surprise that I watch a lot of films. Often more than one in a sitting. I just have that kind of facility to back-to-back movies sometimes. Yet very … Continue reading Why I Love… #81: 3 Women

Why I Love… #23: McCabe & Mrs Miller

Year: 1971 Director: Robert Altman Stars: Warren Beatty (John McCabe), Julie Christie (Constance Miller), Rene Auberjonois (Sheehan), William Devane (The Lawyer), Michael Murphy (Sears), Antony Holland (Hollander) Genre: Western It begins unlike most other Westerns, and so it continues. Where so many before it presented us the dust plains of the West, McCabe & Mrs Miller … Continue reading Why I Love… #23: McCabe & Mrs Miller