1950s, 4/4, Film Noir, Fritz Lang, Review

The Big Heat

Fritz Lang film noir: how could you possibly go wrong? What starts as a rather routine procedural noir gains a surprisingly extra emotional punch through the curious relationship that develops between its two leads, Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. This is a special example of the genre, demonstrating the strong results that could be had… Continue reading The Big Heat

1990s, 4/4, David Lynch, Drama, Review

The Straight Story

#1 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. This is the black sheep of David Lynch's filmography. Even Dune doesn't stick out as much as this because that still feels distinctly Lynchian in all of its deeply flawed glory. There's a single sequence that feels like the work of the man who made Eraserhead… Continue reading The Straight Story