2.5/4, 2000s, John Boorman, Review, Thriller

The Tailor of Panama

I think this film almost works. Almost. Not quite, though. There's a saggy middle section that just drags the whole affair down without building up the tension like it probably should that the rest of the film can't get past. However, the first third and final third are actually quite adept at pulling together this… Continue reading The Tailor of Panama

1940s, 3.5/4, Comedy, Ernst Lubitsch, Review, Thriller

To Be or Not to Be (1942)

#9 in my ranking of Ernst Lubitsch's filmography. It's interesting to contrast Ernst Lubitsch's effort at directly dealing with Nazism against Fritz Lang's. Lubitsch had the advantage of leaving Germany in the early 20s, well before the rise of Hitler while Lang left in 1933 right as they claimed power over the legislature and Hitler's… Continue reading To Be or Not to Be (1942)