RSS feed for Christian

Favorite films

Recent activity


Recent reviews

  • National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

    National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire


    I want to leave at least my first impressions here, in my personal open diary, because I watched the YouTube live screening just a few minutes ago, and Tennessee Williams' play is too important to me, for me not to do something like this. Hence this review in particular may be further edited in the near future --or maybe not.

    The poetry of A Streetcar Named Desire is what makes it arguably the most significant piece in all of the…

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile


    This portrayal of Ted Bundy shows the deceiving surface of his life, and more often than not it works: a charming, smart, inscrutable guy who literally looks like Zac Efron, knows his criminal law better than most criminal lawyers, insists on his innocence almost to the very end (and he was on death row for ten years), has a bunch of groupies more devoted than Led Zeppelin's, proposes to one of his witnesses in court, is best friends with his…

Popular reviews

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

    The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog


    Essential Hitchcock, The Lodger is also important in silent cinema and movies in general. There's so much about it or coalesced into it, it almost seems trivial to notice such details as Alma Reville's cameo or that long close-up of Ivor Novello's lips gravitating towards the camera, which are indeed the very matter of this film, after all.

    For starters, The Lodger is a first in virtually every regard. Hitchcock's best silent along with The Ring (1927), you could safely…

  • The Grandmother

    The Grandmother


    David Lynch's head is one crazy beautiful place. This short film is an early nightmare turned into art. Poetry with chalky feelings and no morning dews.

    How was this possible in 1970? When Hitchcock was still the guidance to follow suit --remember Coppola's underrated Dementia 13 (1963) or Polanski's Repulsion (1965) and Rosemary's Baby (1968)--, Lynch retreated to more primitive impulses and began the development of a new kind of horror.

    I can even see the seeds of Goth giving…