Archive for category: by Greg Way

Out of the Past: The Gospel According to Saint Matthew

21 March, 2012 (10:00) | by Greg Way, Film Reviews | By: Greg Way

[Originally published in Movietone News 50, June 1976] The austere credits of The Gospel According to Saint Matthew and a dignified dedication panel “To the Dear, Familiar Memory of Pope John XXIII” are accompanied on the soundtrack by pagan-sounding music; and the first shot in the movie proper—a lingering, static, flatly lit closeup of a […]

Woody Allen: Together Again for the First Time

27 December, 2011 (21:52) | by Greg Way, Essays | By: Greg Way

[Originally published in Movietone News 51, August 1976] Take the Money and Run and Bananas, Woody Allen’s first films as a writer-director-actor, were energetic messes redeemed by the novelty of seeing Allen’s comic vision transferred to the screen minus the dilutions of What’s New, Pussycat? and Casino Royale, on which he performed script and acting […]

Review: Cousin, Cousine

30 August, 2011 (23:06) | by Greg Way, Film Reviews | By: Greg Way

[Originally published in Movietone News 53, January 1977] Children are scolded it’s a “solemn occasion” that they’re travelling to: Tacchella cuts to their grandmother the bride chugging beer at her wedding reception and then to the grandchildren seated behind their own rose-colored soft drinks. Bridegroom Gobert’s pants go down at the peak of the celebration, […]

One last list of lists for 2009 – The Year in Cinema

30 January, 2010 (18:55) | by Andrew Wright, by Greg Way, by John Hartl, by Kathleen Murphy, by Richard T. Jameson, by Robert Horton, by Sean Axmaker, lists | By: Sean Axmaker

Squeezing in just before the Oscar nominations are announced, here are a few final lists and remarks from Parallax View contributors and friends, along with those published by Seattle top critics, as a snapshot of the way we see 2009.

A Sort of 10-Best-Films-of-2009 List from My Niche

30 January, 2010 (12:26) | by Greg Way, lists | By: Greg Way

I’m not an adventurous filmgoer. Meaning I’m very seldom in the house for a first-run Hollywood picture. There’s generally a lag of a few years – during which a film acquires something of a reputation, or maybe I caught part on it on television – that I’ll check it out more fully. And then – […]