So I am going to be up front here about how I felt before I even started to watch this Charlton Heston yarn. My eyes had started to roll before it even started. I would not stay I’m over religious at all, I have more hope for an afterlife then I do belief in one, but this is one of the great in all cinema and I felt that I needed to give it a chance. And I did. Want…
A tale about a man trying to clean himself up and have a new lease on life. However, as you know life has a way of pulling you back in. With a great performance by Frank Sinatra, this sometimes overlooked gem might tackle the main subject a little too lightly by today's standards but in 1955 it was on the edge of what you could show in a movie. A must see for anyone.
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Movie number 152 in my 365 movies in 365 days
We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
It is a fear about not fitting in that haunts most people. There are more people who are looking in from the outside then are those who have been looking out from the inside. When I first watched this movie the whole losers club was what drew me in and really hooked me. As someone who grew up…
Damn those poor people. Why should anyone help those at the bottom. At the start of this landmark horror movie the idea that Dr. Jekyll is a man of the people is laid out to contrast the ideas of those who see themselves as above those at the bottom. Horror movies have come a long way since this early picture, starting Fredric March, made its premiere but one thing that has not changed is that all great movies are based…
The mind is a scary place. Worse then monsters, nightmares or killers that the real world can hold. There are places in which the mind will go into when dealing with the pain that we inflict on not only ourselves but to others. This journey to that other world has always been a hit and miss in the movies, rarely finding that correct balance to allow the viewer to see through their eyes. As someone who has had my fair…