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  • On Dangerous Ground

    On Dangerous Ground


    An ill-tempered city cop roughs up one too many suspects, so his boss sends him to work a murder case in the country while things cool down at home. Accompanied by the father of the victim, he follows the trail of their suspect to a farmhouse occupied by a blind woman. Does she know the identity and whereabouts of their mystery man? 

    The first half of the movie builds up nicely and allows us a chance to get a feel for our…

  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne

    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wildly unbelievable premise and storyline about a jilted lover who takes revenge on her ex by plotting for him to fall in love - unknowingly - with a woman of ill repute. It’s his humiliation she is after, but things don’t go quite according to plan.

    Although I was left scratching my head over several plot points - and I generally dislike stories of “love at first sight” - there was enough here to win me over. As unbelievable as…

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  • Woman in the Dunes

    Woman in the Dunes


    Two things of note happened after I watched this movie: 

    The story continued in my dreams - where I was trapped in a river of sand and having to dig my way out while masked men leered at me from above 


    After I woke up and spent the entire day thinking about the movie and wondering how I could do it justice with words, I ordered the novel. The movie is said to be faithful to the source material,…

  • The Night of the Hunter

    The Night of the Hunter


    I’d seen this movie once before, way back when my love affair with old movies had just begun. And I was amazed that it was released in 1955. The cinematography seemed so ahead of its time; the sets purposely artificial - like a gothic version of the American countryside - lending the film an otherworldly aura that made it so different from anything I had seen up to that point. The story of a psychopathic preacher who goes around killing…