Welcome to Al's Omniflick, my blog devoted to everything film. I am a lifelong cinephile and enjoy all manner of films, from the art to the not-so-artsy to the not- art-at-all. I see anywhere from 200 to 250 theatrical screenings a year; new and old. I also see a large number and a wide variety on DVD. My thoughts and ideas are personal impressions rather than formal reviews. I welcome all your thoughts and ideas and hope you will return every week for my latest post.
Just a few of my favorite films but hardly ALL my favorite films; merely a smattering from a vast list. Battle of Algiers, The Leopard, Aguirre The Wrath of God, M, The Oxbow Incident, Seven Samurai, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Last Picture Show, Umberto D, 8 1/2, Riffifi, Le Cercle Rouge, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Citizen Kane, The General, Nosferatu, any Albert Maysles film, Grand Illusion, The Third Man, Repulsion, Day For Night, The 400 Blows, A Boy and His Dog, Cries and Whispers, A Hard Day's Night, Monterey Pop, any Errol Morris film, Spirit of the Beehive, Walkabout, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Harlan County U.S.A., The Passion of Joan of Arc, Napoleon Dynamite, A Separation, Wages of Fear, The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, Los Olvidados, Red River, The Bicycle Thief, Belle du Jour, Anatomy of a Murder, The Maltese Falcon, Unforgiven, Memento, The Red Shoes, Contempt, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Breaker Morant, Scenes from a Marriage, La Dolce Vita, Decasia, Open your Eyes, Don't Look Now, Lawrence of Arabia and Rushmore---to just name a few!