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565. The Great Dictator

Charlie Chaplin’s THE GREAT DICTATOR is a film I’ve been thinking a lot about recently. The Tramp’s first talking role, it’s an audaciously silly and scathing takedown of Hitler back when the US was loathe to get involved, and a reminder of what art can do in uncertain times. 672 more words


REVIEW: Damned Cold

Do you like games that punish you for daring to play them? The Battletoads, the Dark Souls, the Hotline Miami’s; games that say right back to the player “So you think you’ve got what it takes to beat me?” Games where the difficulty is brutal, the gameplay unforgiving, and the satisfaction of winning total? 2,236 more words


The Red Shoes

the red shoes
dir. michael powell & emeric pressburger

If Fred Astaire was in charge of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, I imagine it may have been something like  301 more words

Bea's Reviews: Fantasia (1940)

Directors: Samuel Armstrong/James Algar/ Bill Roberts/ Paul Satterfield/ Ben Sharpsteen/ David D. Hand/ Hamilton Luske/ Jim Handley/ Ford Beebe/ T. Hee/ Norman Ferguson/ Wilfred Jackson… 1,748 more words

Movie Reviews


dir. charles vidor

There are a lot of things Gilda is, and a lot of things it isn’t. It’s a classic noir, with the beautiful Rita Hayworth in her finest hour playing a quintessential  165 more words