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  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    Miss a step, trip and fall
    Miss the path, meet the wall
    Miss the way, miss a turn
    Getting lost is how you learn - "It's A Maze" from The Secret Garden

    Missteps galore. A mother trusts a monster, because she is lonely. A daughter awakens another monster because she is hungry. Feelings without thought are surefire ways to disaster. Emotions are not trustworthy alone. They just aren't, for who, or what, can you really trust at face value? Secrecy…

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    Hail to old school edited dismemberment à la Ponda Baba’s in the cantina! And, all hail to pre-CGI transformations and good ole’ makeup skills! Just coming off the heels of Alien, I’m having an abundance of appreciation for puppetry and “think outside the box” mechanics. Mother necessity meet your creative inventions!

    Enjoying the DIY spectacle, I am again left with this weird dichotomy of humorous and horrific and don’t quite know what to do with myself. Is laughing amidst the…

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  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    I've been hemming and hawing over this film all day. Having only seen Fahrenheit 451, I hesitate to comment on Truffaut's work. It's as if I were to say about Hitchcock's Rear Window, "Hey, have you noticed that everything is through that nosy Jeff's point of view?" It's laughable. I mean books have been written on 400 Blows and now I get to say something new? :)

    So, here's my idea. If all of you Truffaut connoisseurs don't mind, I'm…

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    I hate this movie. It's going directly into my top 100.

    I hate that it makes my heart hurt so much and how the camera work makes me dizzy and nauseous at the horrors of war.

    I hate that the sharpness of some of the images stings my eyes, especially those of her eyes and in hearing the word Nyet, over and over to no avail.

    I hate the condemnation and perpetual self hatred and to what depths and lengths…