A girl, a gun, and not much else.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending The Loft Cinema’s inaugural screening in its month-long Jean-Luc Godard retrospective. Known as a pioneer of the French New Wave (“La Nouvelle Vague”) alongside François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol, Godard sought to chronicle the existentialism and frivolity of what he called “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola.” Playing fast and loose with plot and storytelling, and using meta-references and documentarian styles to both honor…
Right, so I'm a huge wimp who reads the entire plots of horror movies before watching them so I don't get too scared. That being said, I read the plot of this film months before I actually sat down to watch it. As a result, the "twist" I thought was the ending actually happened less than halfway through the film, leaving me wondering how it would end. I guess there's kind of a semi-"twist" at the conclusion, but it didn't…
Romance! Adventure! Harem pants!
In 1924, sixty-eight years before Disney’s animated Aladdin would come to movie screens and bring The Arabian Nights into the modern lexicon, there came a little picture known as The Thief of Bagdad. Only it wasn’t little at all. The swashbuckling fantasy cost a whopping $1,135,654 to make – which amounts to $15.6M in today’s dollars. In fact, it’s claimed to be the very first film to cost over a million. Featuring towering sets which purportedly…