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  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★

    I was disappointed with this one. It starts out great, especially the scene when the little girl comes home and finds a huge surprise in the house. That scene is totally brilliant. The film never lives up to it. The farce in the end (and all the silliness) made me lose interest in the characters and once you don't care if they live or die you are just watching violence without emotional connection to what is happening. In other words,…

  • Guilty of Romance

    Guilty of Romance

    ★★★½

    This is like a mixture of Belle de Jour (1967) and A Doll's House by Ibsen. I really like the sexual journey of the wife but I found the whole twist and murder plot unnecessary. This film would have been so much better as a melodrama, rather than a horror film. I found everything around the murders very unbelievable.

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

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    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…