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It feels like a lot of movies that come along and start new trends tend to be throwbacks. Action movies by 2002 had become Matrix clones and other high concept over-produced spectacles with little grasp of character, and along comes The Bourne Identity with its 70s paranoid thriller aesthetic combined with early 21st century technology… Continue reading The Bourne Identity
Silent cinema wasn't just arthouse fare and comedies. Audiences wanted adventure and action as much then as they want it now, but these types of movies tend to age more poorly, especially silent versions, because of an over-reliance on plot mechanics when tends to slow things down to a series of intertitles as people explain… Continue reading The Thief of Bagdad
Meh. No cute introduction. Just go to my Top Ten to see why Top Ten's are all wrong. David Lean was a great filmmaker who grew up in the British studio system preceding the outbreak of World War II and became a director, hitched to Noel Coward, during the conflict. After working directly with Coward… Continue reading David Lean: The Definitive Ranking
#9 in my ranking of David Lean's films. David Lean ends his career with a return to form. After a fourteen year hiatus because of the critical drubbing he received from Ryan's Daughter (including a meeting where critics showed the worst of themselves and lorded over Lean like a red-headed stepchild), he returned with an… Continue reading A Passage to India
If you don't know who Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson are yet, you should find out. They've made three micro-budgeted sci-fi films (Spring, Resolution, and The Endless), and they have talent. Now, they're getting a budget and some real actors. I'm excited. https://www.youtube.com/embed/fl_kzTQvPVw