This is such a charming documentary mini-series. Two men who know very little about film-making or investigative journalism set out to blow the lid off telemarketer scams where innocent people give a lot of money for causes that get in fact very little and sometimes even nothing. No one is willing to do much about it since police departments are involved in the scam. It's a case of what the Roman poet, Juvenal pointed out: "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" which…
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…