1920s, 2.5/4, Comedy, Howard Hawks, Review

Fig Leaves

Howard Hawks' first film, The Road to Glory, is lost to time, so I start here with his first comedy and second film, Fig Leaves. A comedy about the unchanging nature of the relationships between men and women over time, it is surprisingly funny 95 years after its production, but it also bears some of… Continue reading Fig Leaves

1970s, 4/4, Comedy, David Lynch, Drama, Review

Eraserhead

#4 in my definitive ranking of David Lynch's films. This represents some of the absolute highs and absolute lows of independent production. Judging it purely by the end result, David Lynch's first film is a searing, personal portrait of a specific idea, completely unencumbered by committee decisions driven by nervous studio executives, worried about the… Continue reading Eraserhead