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Movie Quote of the Day – Starstruck, 1982 (dir. Gillian Armstrong)


Jackie: My cousin Angus, he’s reading this book: Sex Psychology. And he reckons guitars are like phallic symbols and guitarists masturbate for a living. So God knows why you need me.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Starstruck, 1982 (dir. Gillian Armstrong)

Gillian Armstrong is one of my favorite directors. Later on I will write about My Brilliant Career and Little Women (1994), which is one of my all-time favorite movies. I’ve seen that one more than any other film I think. Which brings me to this week’s Female Filmmaker Friday on Armstrong’s sophomore feature Startruck. I actually bought this film without knowing anything about it other than it was directed by Armstrong and came in a shiny pink DVD case. Amazon recommended it when I bought Susan Seidelman’s Smithereens. Definitely one of the best cold-buys I’ve ever done.


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More Lady Directors, Van Heflin and New Releases: February 2014 in Films

This is the first month in about four years that I didn’t manage to watch the equivalent of a new-to-me movie a day! I did, however, watch several movies I love for the first time on the big screen – including Je t’aime je t’aime at The Cinefamily and if you are in L.A. you gotta go see it! Maybe I’ll make up for this month next month. I don’t know. Regardless, I saw some great film (and some truly awful films) in February, a breakdown of which you can see after the cut.


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