Tag Archives: drama

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

“You claim that I am sent by the Devil. It’s not true. To make me suffer, the Devil has sent you… and you… and you… and you.” Some films are bathed in magic. I first heard about this movie about … Continue reading

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Rebecca (1940)

“He had a theory that if you should find one perfect thing, or place or person, you should stick to it. Do you think that’s very silly?” Rebecca snatches from a lot of classic literature in true Gothic style. At times, … Continue reading

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Tangerine (2015)

“Merry Christmas Eve, bitch.” I’ve been swept in a whirlwind of Sean Baker this week, watching Tangerine a few days back and seeing The Florida Project yesterday. It’s always exciting to see the second film of an up-and-coming filmmaker who is likely here to … Continue reading

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A Place In The Sun (1951)

“I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.” I’ve been reading Steve Erickson’s fantastic novel Zeroville. It tells a strange cinephile’s story of chasing Hollywood in … Continue reading

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The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

“We’re all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter.” The Sweet Hereafter is a somber, reflective film. There are powerful moments, … Continue reading

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Being There (1979)

“Life is a state of mind.” In today’s political climate, begins so many articles these days. I asked myself while watching Being There, a slow 1979 film with poignant political commentary, is this a movie for today’s political climate? Will I … Continue reading

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Black Swan (2010)

“Perfection is not just about control. It’s also about letting go. Surprise yourself so you can surprise the audience. Transcendence! Very few have it in them.” I’ve stated in the past my love for the obsessive, ambitious young protagonist. Whether … Continue reading

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