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  • The Ten Commandments

    The Ten Commandments

    ★★★

    Project: A Binge Of Cinematic History | Part 3: The 1920s; Film #16: The Ten Commandments | Final Grade: C+

    There's two movies in this and honestly I wonder why DeMille didn't just shoot them as two separate films or at least interwoven them Intolerance-style. The first half with the story of the book of Exodus feels rushed even for an hour length segment, as you get dropped towards the end of the story. The second however is a sorta…

  • The Smiling Madame Beudet

    The Smiling Madame Beudet

    Project: A Binge Of Cinematic History | Part 3: The 1920s; Film #15: The Smiling Madame Beudet | Final Grade: D

    I'm kind of thankful this is a very quick film, because any longer and it would have only continued to overstay its welcome to me. The movie just feels like its trying to stretch a very quickie short into something more featured-length. While I appreciate the sentiments of the film, it kinda felt like nothing was going on past…

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  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★

    This film has an interesting premise, and the first third is actually not half-bad, but then it becomes so all over the place and basically dares you not to hate any of the characters. The movie to its credit does seem to get it together in the climatic part, and even shows a little heart, but in the end I just thought overall the film was losing me as it went along. One big point for it though is that…

  • Fatal Affair

    Fatal Affair

    From a production level this is up there with theatre quality in terms of cinematography. The actors are triying their best with really bad dialogue and mediocre direction; and most of this is your standard fare domestic thriller that's where it belongs as a straight to streamer rather than a theatrical opening. However I have to give this a bad grade because it goes from mediocre to absurd in the final 10 minutes when the movie loses its mind and loses any little logic it had left in it. Final Grade: D