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Without Alfred Hitchcock's inventive camera, I'm not sure I would have enjoyed this movie as much as I did. It's largely predictable and doesn't come to a resolution that I think properly utilizes some of the elements within the story, but it's fine. With Hitchcock's emerging talent, inspired heavily by German Expressionism, the story gains… Continue reading Downhill (or When Boys Leave Home)
This would make a really interesting lower half of a double bill with Terrence Malick's The New World. They're pretty explicitly about the same theme, finding paradise on Earth only for it to slip through the characters' fingers as they reach out to reclaim it, but the idea is approached very differently across the two… Continue reading 1492: Conquest of Paradise
Here’s another movie, like Persona, that I felt compelled to watch twice. I could appreciate the craft of it on the first viewing, but the movie didn’t quite connect with me. Insisting that I must have missed something (and having the movie continue to be available for free on TubiTV), I let the movie sink… Continue reading Peeping Tom
Alfred Hitchcock’s third movie is a step down and a step away from The Lodger. It’s a love triangle dealing with two boxers and the woman in between them. For most of its runtime, it’s a flatly filmed affair with two nearly indistinguishable leads, but it does have moments of inspiration. The film starts with… Continue reading The Ring (1927)
So, it's been a while since I've done one of these. Holidays, and I don't expect anyone to actually use me as a news source. So,... News that caught my eye Dune News! Wormsign! We have Dune wormsign news! First Dune Reaction Compares It To Lord Of The Rings And Original Star Wars Trilogy Again,… Continue reading Movie News – Week of 1/20
I was very unsurprised by the information that the first cut of this film was over five hours long. The final product of Child 44 is the exact right mix of overstuffed and underdeveloped that would come with shaving three hours out of a five hour movie while trying to keep as much in as… Continue reading Child 44
I don't like really comparing films, but I think it's unavoidable to do that between Midsommar and Ari Aster's first film, Hereditary. Not only are they stylistically very similar, but they deal with very similar subjects (cults) and end on very, very similar notes. I think Aster's first film is the better of the two,… Continue reading Midsommar