"It's a hard world for little things."
I loved “The Night Of The Hunter” is an excellent movie. Surprised me from the beginning of the credits to the end. I really recommend it. Probably one of my favorite movies
This film presents perfect cinematography of another level. Gorgeous and wonderful breathtaking shots. I really loved the style of the movie, it's very mysterious and dark. The fact that they use shadows and fog to make the atmosphere creepy is insane.
Missionary Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) is a very curious and quirky character. Just hearing him singing is… scary, I can't stop thinking about it.
“I am big! It's the pictures that got small.”
It's the second time I've seen the movie, but it feels like the first time. Without a shadow of a doubt, it is a film that is worth checking out. In my opinion “Sunset Boulevard” is the best Bily Wilder movie, of all her work I've seen, he surpassed himself.
The dialogues are original and unique. The performances are absolutely sensational, the highlight being Gloria Swanson who stole every scene in…
“The world is full of lonely people afraid of doing the first move.”
This quote made me think about all the opportunities we may have missed from meeting new people because of our prejudices and frequently we forget we can be the lighthouse of someone else’s life. Maybe there is someone who only needs to be heard or needs to be accepted, and yet we close the door for being helpful. A friendship in our lives should be a bridge…
If you watch this film without a stupid foolish-looking knowing grin plastered on your face, there is something wrong with you. The match up of script, acting and direction here is sublime, creating an unbelievable sense of truth. John Singleton really hits this one out of the park.
This film also has one of Fishburne's very best roles.
You can just feel its palpable influence over urban music to come. It's all here, all the truth and all the myth.…
Match Point is everything I was hoping, and more. Woody serves up arguably his most delightfully rich genre reinvention, kind of like a reimagining of A Place in the Sun with a dash of Crime & Punishment.
Match Point is a curious cross-reference of influences. It has the bedrock of a Woody Allen film. The emotional energy and relationship betrayal of a Hitchcockian dark thriller. And a sliver of Barry Lyndon Irish rogue penetration of high society to it. Most of…
The Fog nears an idyllic horror set-up (something common to early Carpenter), and I dig the courage to just let the opening patiently run on immersively in quasi-realtime for a quarter hour. On this viewing I was trying to read something witchy into Jamie Lee Curtis (who just wanders in out of the blue during the witching hour), but this suspicion dissipates. The sense of moral reckoning is paralyzing, and combining late night jazz dj and lighthouse marine weather reports into the one local gig is dream job material. Affection for spooky vintage.
☆"I’m just thinking out loud."
“People get in trouble for doing that.”☆
Super economical and well-constructed with brutal efficiency, Edgar G. Ulmer's 67-minute noir Detour was filmed in just six days with none of the wrinkles or creases ironed out. If you can get past those moments of technical shoddiness, there's a bleak little wonder here and dark vision of humanity that's impossible from which to escape.
Hitchhiker Al Roberts (Tom Neal) walks in the middle of the night until…
I am honestly taken aback by how awful this was. Cloying, obnoxious, and listless. From the wall-to-wall greatest hits of the sixties soundtrack to Emma Stone's awful, flat performance to the terrible pacing, I was constantly gobsmacked by how bad it was.
Emma Thompson and Paul Hauser were, even if only dimly, bright spots.
I cannot wrap my head around anyone actually liking this. It was just plain old bad.
The only thing I truly appreciated in this was how fashion was actually woven into the plot. Not just in the sense that characters disguise themselves through costumes, but that major plot points depend on clothes and how they are made. Of course Emma Thompson is also fabulous, but then when isn't she?
Cruella is seriously lacking any type of social consciousness and political commentary (especially given who the characters are, how they navigate socially, and the time period), but…