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  • Knightriders



    I thought this was some Mad Max flick and was surprised when I got a Don Quixote story instead, about the value of family and friendship above money. Now, I'm not motor head so all those motorcycle ride scenes did nothing for me and there were a lot of them. So I did not enjoy the film as much as others might.

    Still it is an interesting exercise from Romero. I think this film is just as much about film…

  • Birth of the Living Dead

    Birth of the Living Dead


    Really nice documentary. I loved the interviews with Romero, and especially his explanation for what happened. "God changed the rules" and then he adds that it will always be like this unless maybe if humankind changes its ways. Well according to his films there is little chance of that. :)

    Regarding the racial aspect. Night of the Living Dead is a good example of why intentions don't mean anything at all. Romero was not making a film about racism in…

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover


    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire


    I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.

    What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…