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  • Track of the Cat

    Track of the Cat 1954

    ★★★½ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    The dialog in and the characters in Track of the Cat are like something from a Tennessee Williams play. There is bitterness and hatred everywhere. This is a very dark western. It does not try to glorify or hide the ugliness of the wild wild west. We get to see the racism, the sacrificial cost of machismoism and cruelty. The west may have been won but it came at a cost.

    SPOILERS: I think the cat is a symbol here.…

  • Good-bye, My Lady

    Good-bye, My Lady 1956

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Feb, 2016

    Super cute family film about a boy who finds a strange dog in the forest (Basenji, a rare dog breed from Africa). He decides to try to capture it and train it as a bird dog.

    The story is very simple and sweet. What makes this film good is mainly the acting and the secure directing of the scenes. William A. Wellman takes his time to introduce the characters and it is obvious that he has spent a lot of…

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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…