I spent Labor Day sick in bed. I was feverish, sore and incredibly cranky due to having my weekend plans derailed by a bad cold. On Monday night I began to feel slightly better after binging on Nyquil and homemade chicken soup so I curled up on the couch and turned on the TV. While searching for something to watch I stumbled on the recent … Continue reading GOING UNDER: REVISITING COMA (1978)

Geneviève Bujold is ISABEL (1968)

Paul Almond’s ISABEL (1968) begins with a train journey across a snow-covered landscape. We watch as the film’s star, Geneviève Bujold, sits awkwardly in her seat and squirms uncomfortably in front of the camera’s unrelenting eye. She is biding her time by shuffling through a small stack of books and papers in an effort to fend off unpleasant thoughts and feelings. You see, Isabel is a woman … Continue reading Geneviève Bujold is ISABEL (1968)

Geneviève Bujold is ISABEL (1968)

“You can’t put anything into a character that you haven’t got within you.” – Geneviève Bujold (Picture from Isabel; 1968) Geneviève Bujold is one of my favorite working actresses and a recent Netflix search for her name revealed a Canadian horror film titled Isabel (Paul Almond; 1968) on “Instant Watch” that she appeared in, which I’d never heard of before. After searching through numerous books … Continue reading Geneviève Bujold is ISABEL (1968)

DVD of the Week: Anne of the Thousand Days

Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn, 1969 I have a confession to make. I love British historical dramas. In fact, I’m a bit obsessed with British history in general, and one of my favorite historical dramas is Anne of the Thousand Days (1969, dir. Charles Jarrott) which is finding its way onto NTSC Region-1 DVD for the first time today. The film features a terrific cast … Continue reading DVD of the Week: Anne of the Thousand Days