Whatever the damned stupid reason (and it is a damn stupid reason. I worked in a video-store at one point), my cinematic education is lacking. I haven’t seen Jaws. I haven’t seen The Godfather II. I haven’t seen Gone With the Wind, Seven Samurai or A Bout de Souffle. I bloody well haven’t seen Psycho. So, what the fuck is up with that?
So these two factors have me adding a new occasional column to my already running mini-reviews (including the upcoming Film Festival), In Appreciation Of... and other random bits and pieces. That new column? Why, the title of this post: Catch-up Classics. I’m sure you’ll be surprised and horrified at what I haven’t seen. It's time I caught up.