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  • Hell and High Water

    Hell and High Water 1954

    ★★★ Watched 03 May, 2016

    The first image that Fuller uses to inaugurate his first color film is real footage of a nuclear bomb explosion. Nice.

  • Angel

    Angel 1937

    ★★★½ Watched 01 May, 2016

    Lubitsch’s Angel eludes classification. Although it has comedic moments it doesn’t fall under the screwball umbrella, and for a romantic drama it feels oddly subdued. It not only avoids melodrama but at times it even avoids action, purposefully cutting away from significant moments. For a film dealing with character relationships, their love affairs and personalities aren’t particularly interesting either, with the exception of Dietrich, whose femme-fatale image is downplayed in favor of a more idealized, more “angelical” presence. Ultimately these…

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  • The Wasp Woman

    The Wasp Woman 1959

    ★★ Watched 10 Sep, 2013 2

    I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?

    Corman might be a genius after all.

  • Paths of Glory

    Paths of Glory 1957

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Mar, 2013 3

    Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…