Spotlight on Scorsese: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Fast Film Reviews)

I’ve been a loyal reader of the nifty film review blog that Andy Swinnerton maintains over at Rorschach Reviews for some time. Recently he decided to spotlight director Martin Scorsese and invited his readers to contribute reviews on his films.

I made the somewhat unpredictable choice of Scorsese’s fourth film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Still well regarded, it’s rarely included on the shortlist of his greatest films these days. Yet I still consider it one of his finest achievements. I think I make a pretty good case for it. Please check out my review on his site by clicking on the link above.

Rorschach Reviews

Mark Hobin is the man behind Fast Film Reviews and the second contributor to my Spotlight on Scorsese guest review series.  The second blog I ever clicked “Follow” on, Fast Film Reviews remains one of my go-to sources for reviews of new releases and more.  You can follow Mark’s blog here or check out our blogger interview here.


Alice Hyatt, a recently widowed mother with a 10 year old son, is on the cusp of starting anew. Her journey out west is an odyssey of sorts – to re-ignite the singing career she abandoned when she got married. The plot is formed from a series of vignettes as she heads out west to Monterey, California, her childhood home. On the way while in Phoenix, Arizona, she attempts to secure work as a singer in a seedy lounge to earn some extra cash. It’s one of many obstacles to come.

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3 Responses to “Spotlight on Scorsese: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Fast Film Reviews)”

  1. You do make a great case. Hell, you inspired me to watch the film, and I absolutely love it! Nice review of that one, and congratulations. As you know, I’m becoming very much a fan of Martin Scorsese.

    I claimed a review of “The Color of Money” on Andy’s blog. 🙂


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