RSS feed for Nel
  • Duvidha



    An essential and beautifully photographed entry in ghostly film

  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal

    "For they believe they alone can interpret the scriptures, as if truth were an object to be possessed, instead of a living thing recognized and cultivated by the mind and heart."

    Still parsing this film... but I was fascinated to see Rossellini in particular take on this subject. You can see how he'd be interested in this historical figure's desire to dissolve his contemporaries' binary ideas of science and faith, and now I'm left very intrigued to read some Pascal...

  • Bugambilia



    When you revisit your fave movies and they're even better than you remembered

  • Father Frost

    Father Frost


    Although charming with a couple of beautiful-looking scenes, overall it's one of the lesser Soviet fairy tale films I've seen. Not enough Father Frost or general wintertime mystique, and, maybe my impression is heightened by youtube's shaky subtitles, but too many chaotic characters and one-note villains.

  • The Living Dead Girl

    The Living Dead Girl

    Still rattled by this one months later, maybe the eeriest of all the vampire films I've seen

  • Prancer


    Expected a typical cheesy hijinx-laden family holiday movie from the trailer, instead a continually upsetting tale of a little girl failed by all adults around her!! Her and her widower father alone on their rotting, barren apple farm 💔

  • The Silent Partner

    The Silent Partner


    Set in a shopping mall in late 1970s Toronto, the four leads are all attractive, a great fish tank

  • They Live by Night

    They Live by Night

    "We can learn together." 💔

    Ahhh ok all those scenes between the two leads are filmed so beautifully... I'm jaded with how often films attempt and fail to capture a genuine feeling of romance/passion, meanwhile this debut from Ray has such a natural intensity and sweetness

    and now I'm so curious to see the Altman adaptation of the same book

  • Notorious



    Pedro Costa on Notorious: "Our Man of Desire torturing us again with the cruelest of films."

  • Olivia



    1. photography by Ophuls' regular DP, Christian Matras 🤩
    2. file this under "films I can't believe got made"
    3. film's lesbian themes and background expertly dissected here: and here, the writings that got me to hurry up and watch this

  • Pirosmani



    Someone uploaded this on youtube with English subtitles 🙏

  • I Remember Nothing

    I Remember Nothing


    "In film, seizures often symbolize moral weakness.[...] Characters with epilepsy are typically presented from the perspective of those surrounding them, who view their condition as a burden or an eccentricity[...]. What differentiates I Remember Nothing from these other works is the fact that it does not exoticize epilepsy or make the disorder alien to the viewer. Instead, Anger immerses the audience in the headspace of its protagonist, Joan, as she experiences the symptoms and stages of the disorder." -