Archives for posts with tag: Sydney Pollack

three-days-of-the-condor-movie-poster-1975-1020195885Maybe I’m spoiled by the faster pacing of the similarly themed Bourne movies, or maybe I couldn’t bear the nonsensical presence of Faye Dunaway’s Stockholm Syndrome character, or perhaps it’s just Robert Redford’s wooden acting and meticulously mussed hair, but I couldn’t wait for this movie to be over and done with. Max von Sydow grabbed my attention, as always, but he didn’t have the screen time Read the rest of this entry »

January Viewing Cropped

I know, it’s March. I haven’t slacked off on my screen time. It’s been winter, after all. I just need to catch up with accounting for my hours.

Louis C.K. All Chewed Up: This is one of Mr. Lousy’s picks. I mostly enjoyed the stand-up, and it does make me appreciate his television show more. As much as he manages to offend, he usually turns his aim back on himself. (2008)

The Scalphunters: Where to begin? I can’t fathom a summary, so I’ll just run down the cast of this 1968 Sydney Pollack western. Burt Lancaster is an illiterate, hard-drinking fur trapper. Ossie Davis is a highly educated runaway slave finagling his way to Mexico. Telly Savalas is the hard-drinking leader of a band of Read the rest of this entry »