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  • Cold Comfort Farm

    Cold Comfort Farm


    Watched for the Queer Film Challenge 2018

    Week 29 - Ian McKellan

    A fun film, although I feel once more let down by its marketing. Joanna Lumley is featured far too much in the poster and trailers for the film, for the amount of screen time she has. It is interesting to see what Patsy would've been like in the late 1920s, early '30s, as this is the character she's playing. Kate Beckinsale is adorable, although perhaps a bit unbelievable…

  • Princess Cyd

    Princess Cyd


    Watched for the Queer Film Challenge 2018

    Week 40 - a film with bisexual characters

    A very pretty film to look at, almost all of it shot with a soft focus, characters backlit with natural lighting. All of actors are very pretty, too. There's a very strong visual appeal aesthetic going on here, which softens the impact of some of the darker aspects of the film. The emotions of most of the characters are also kept very much in check.…

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  • Blue Collar

    Blue Collar


    Watched for the Film School Dropout Weekly Challenge 2018

    Week 27 - Paul Schrader

    It's a little depressing watching movies from the late '70s and seeing how in some cases, not only have things not improved, they've gotten worse. Assembly line workers at a Detroit auto plant certainly haven't had an improved existence since this movie came out. Definitely not a comedy film, angry Richard Pryor steals every scene he's in, and it makes you wonder why he didn't do…

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    The Bride of Frankenstein


    The second part of a series of 35mm Frankenstein movies at the <a href="". Again, an amazing looking print, although one of the reels had a pretty dramatic scratch for awhile. Whale does some amazing direction near the end, with constant askew angles and split-second editing. A lot more humour here, with Una O'Connor, and the new Burgomaster providing some yuks. Seeing this on the big screen directly after Frankenstein puts gives an insight into Whale's improvement as a director, and Karloff's evolving character.