Movie reviews

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pgVF1aRTCs Go ahead, call me Mr. Scrooge. I deserve it. Of all the Charlie Chaplin films I could have picked to look at this month

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The Nasty Girl (1990)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8pAy5Yak3U A saviour’s a nuisance to live with at home —Joan Baez, “Winds of the Old Days” The truth is out there….but what is it

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Say Anything (1989)

Cameron Crowe’s Say Anything (1989) might be rated as unfit for parental viewing. After all, parents are probably paranoid enough as it is. They don’t

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Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yo8bvg0MAg “…And the 1992 Academy Award for Best Architecture in a Leading Role goes to….the extraordinary classical Chinese Estate featured in Raise the Red Lantern!!

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Notorious (1946)

Devlin (Gary Grant): Don’t you need a coat? Alicia (Ingrid Bergman): You’ll do. “I don’t get all this talk about chicken.” –screenwriter Ben Hecht to

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Sorcerer (1977)

This month’s review is a guilty pleasure. Like a large chocolate fudge sundae. But more violent. If you considered movies such as Alien, The Terminator,

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The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udVcEcGYw-Q Also worth checking out is Lang’s Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922). There’s a high quality copy on YouTube, but with German intertitle cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuJRs9xvkPg

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Andrei Rublev (1966)

“…if we accept objective existence of the reflection— reflecting as it is given, we are obliged to conceive a mode of being different from that

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