1920s, 3/4, Alfred Hitchcock, Drama, Review

Downhill (or When Boys Leave Home)

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)

1990s, 3/4, History, Review, Ridley Scott

1492: Conquest of Paradise

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