Fritz Lang’s The Testament of Dr. Mabuse asks not only troubling questions about it’s historical political climate, but also about the human condition.
He’s in gambling, blackmail, and murder. He’s in disguise and undetectable. He is crime and he is Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
Most of the great stars have one year in their career when they seem to be firing on every level and hit a new stratosphere, from movie star to icon. In 1936, William Powell had the biggest year of his career, both critically and among audiences, cemented his public image, and was the darling of […]
I’m becoming a very big fan of Michael Cera. I should clarify that I was already an initiated fan of his work- that signature brand of dry, deadpan, debatably awkward (I prefer to use the word truthful) sense of comedy. But I have to admit, I have only seen season one of Arrested Development (I […]
I have never written a love-letter before. I don’t foresee myself writing one anytime soon, but if I had to, if my life absolutely depended on it – Well than consider it done, and consider that white manila-envelope mailed out west care of The X-Files television-series producer, Chris Carter. The setting was a post-Twin Peaks […]
Dear Mr. Allen: Let me start by saying I am one of your biggest fans. (I used to be your biggest fan, but then you made September.) I watch your early, funny films with joyful glee. I sit in rapt attention and awe, basking in the glow of Manhattan, Annie Hall and Bullets Over Broadway […]
In my articles, I have gleefully taken a few opportunities to rail/bash against my ‘Film Studies’ education/upbringing, so now I figure it’s about time I backtrack a bit, clarify where my heart stands and pay my respect where respect is due. When I was studying ‘Film Studies’ (in Montreal), I was somewhat bitter about my […]