Tag Archives: Jonathan Demme

Married to the Mob (1988)

Another 80s Demme banger that welcomes you with open arms upon every revisit. So full of screwball wit and genre-bending charm. I especially enjoy Demme and Fujimoto’s growing confidence with the subjective camera and the foregrounding of colourful oddballs. It … Continue reading

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Something Wild (1986)

Every time I rewatch this it jumps up like twenty places in my favourite movies of all time. The transition of tones is utterly jaw-dropping. A film so full of character, ennui, optimism, spontaneity, sadness and sheer life. If my … Continue reading

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Last Embrace (1979)

Jonathan Demme’s take on the Hitchcock thriller is enjoyable enough and moves with a 90-minute swiftness. Roy Scheider is one of the best actors the 70s blessed us with and it’s fun to see him play a conflicted, cookie-cutter hero. … Continue reading

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“I’m Howard Hughes” – Melvin and Howard (1980)

Jonathan Demme’s criminally underrated Melvin and Howard opens with this great sequence in which down-on-his-luck Melvin Dummar (Paul Le Mat) picks up a grizzly old man (Jason Robards) he’s found lying on the side of the road in the middle … Continue reading

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