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  • The Machine That Kills Bad People

    The Machine That Kills Bad People 1952

    ★★★★½ Watched 04 May, 2016

    I don't know if this was a great film or if my expectations were so low that it was a home run for me. The Machine That Kills Bad People was an extra film on my Fear DVD so I assumed that it was nothing to write home about. Boy was I wrong. I loved the film.

    The idea is brilliant. A man gets the power to kill bad people simply by taking a picture of a picture of them.…

  • Fear

    Fear 1954

    ★★★★ Watched 04 May, 2016

    Some directors just speak to me and Rossellini is one of them. Not that it was a love at first sight. I needed to re watch some of his films before I fell in love with them but now it seams I enjoy everything he made, even films many consider flops, like Fear.

    This is the second last film he made with Ingrid Bergman. Fear was shot in German and Italian and then dubbed into English. I saw the Italian…

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 1989

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2013 12

    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire 1951

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 19 May, 2013 6

    I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.

    What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…