How can something so exciting, so genius, still leave me unmoved?
If looks could kill, then Joan Crawford would be a lonely woman. She steps out of her upstairs apartment and she has a scowl which doesn't leave her face until she's boned by Sterling Hayden. Mind you, the two powerful women of Johnny Guitar are both perpetually angry. Joan is angry at everyone. Mercedes McCambridge is only angry at Joan. The angry men of the town sometimes take a break. The women can't.
Mind you, who could blame them? Johnny…
-The Overnighters is the closest movie to my work that I've found. Calvary feels more emotionally resonant and Wendy and Lucy best expresses the lives of the people I serve, but I can't deny the connection between myself and Pastor Jay Reinke. Temperamentally, we couldn't be more different. He's a people-pleaser and I get a rush from conflict. He is concerned with what people think, and I'm more concerned with how people act. As a pastor, I chose to begin…
A smart film of insight that I wish had better technical skill.
A future in which technology has expanded, but social morality has shrunk. A new ability to transfer minds into fresh, new bodies has emerged... and it becomes necessary because women have become even more sexualized, with children openly being prostitutes and older women unable to retain their work because they lack the conventional beauty they once had.
I love the way the film explores the personal aspects of…