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On HYSTERICAL MORALISM, which we just made up

The Lady In The Van, Alan Bennett’s third cinematic collaboration with his go-to theatre director Nicholas Hytner (after The Madness of King George and The History Boys… 2,328 more words


5 More Things I Learned. (While attempting to read articles on film criticism.)

Recently, I learned that there is such a thing as an academic journal for Film Criticism.

I browsed through the articles, attempted to dig through the academic language and I made some notes on the way, which I like to present here. 653 more words


Ode to Joy

Despite the Hollywood rapture, this meandering tale of American stick-to-edness fails to satisfy as it struggles to convince on any level….

Silent Running (1972)

Silent Running (1972) did low budget Independent Science Fiction before it was cool and inspired many other first time filmmakers to try and make their features for little to no money. 977 more words

Film Review

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Berberian Sound Studio (2012) is a thought provoking sound and visual feast, which unfortunately falls short of being truly great. The film is set roughly in the 1960s and follows a mild-mannered English sound designer Gilderoy (Toby jones) as he ventures into the peculiar world of 1960s Italian cinema. 787 more words

Film Review

Low-Budget Masterpiece

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.”

Although I’m supposed to reply “Detour,” if anyone asks what my favorite Edgar G. Ulmer film might be, I respond “The Black Cat,” and when pressed for a second favorite–now “Detour” must surely be named–I respond “Bluebeard.” 578 more words

Hail, Caesar!

We should have known a movie like “Hail, Caesar!” was coming. The cagey Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have been for years dropping hints that something like this was bubbling within the creative juices. 1,249 more words