Suspiria (2018): Big Screen Review

Public discussions about a film's general quality tends to fall into a clear-cut binary. Either the movie elicits an enjoyable emotion like joy, excitement, inspiration, awe, or love in a viewer, and therefore gets called a "good" movie. Or the movie fails to elicit those emotions and conjures up negative emotions like boredom, anger, anxiety, …

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Mission Impossible: Fallout (Big Screen Review)

By this point we all know exactly what we're in for when we sit down for the next Mission: Impossible installment: there will be a close-to-foolproof villainous plot for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team to try and stop, the IMF team will use deception and trickery to fool the villains (and the audience) during their mission …

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Disney Silver Age #6: One Hundred And One Dalmatians

As is often the case in the earlier half of Disney Studio's existence, the quest for artistic excellence without any consideration of cost often came back to bite them hard later. This happened early on where the artistically superb Pinocchio and Fantasia proved to be such financial flops as to ultimately cripple the studio for a good decade. History …

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Adventures in Criterion Vol. 2: Screwball Comedies

Continuing my never-ending quest of diving through all my Criterion movies, this month I decided to tackle a bunch of my screwball comedies. Of course given the enormous magnitude of my collection, I was only able to get through maybe half of my Criterion screwball comedies at best. To be fair, as the high number …

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Directed By Women: Agnès Varda Edition (April 2018)

Agnès Varda is nothing short of a living legend. She will turn ninety next month and has been making films for seven decades which is remarkable considering in those seven decades very little has necessarily changed to make it easier for women directors to have a long career. She is one of the key filmmakers …

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