Tag Archives: review

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

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cinema Paradiso (1988)

“Life isn’t like in the movies. Life is much harder.” The last few months have been strong, with another magnificent film. Cinema Paradiso feels like the heartwarming classic they’d show on movie day in a middle school classroom. It’s very conventional; how … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Evil Dead (1981)

“Kill her if you can, loverboy.” The Evil Dead may not have invented the cabin in the woods trope, and I wouldn’t even say that it perfected it, but God is this movie fun. Sam Raimi starts his career at the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Videodrome (1983)

“Television is reality, and reality is less than television.”  In a compulsive effort to expand by Blu-Ray collection, I was intrigued by the Criterion release of Cronenberg’s Videodrome. I think body horror is exciting in a niche sort of way, and I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

“Sometimes nothin’ can be a real cool hand.” Cool Hand Luke is an American film by all accounts. It boasts a rebellious, masculine spirit that seems to triumph against convention. It’s a loose ensemble piece with a mysterious Christ figure at … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roger & Me (1989)

“Some people just don’t like to celebrate human tragedy while on vacation.” I think a lot of Michael Moore’s charm has faded over the years, even among those who agree with his views. His gonzo style can be off putting, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment