Posts filed under "Talkies"

Stranger By The Lake (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds January 16, 2014 0 Comment 4945 views

Stranger By The Lake is in equal measures an engrossingly erotic and devastatingly suspenseful study of death and desire.

The Lost Weekend (1945)

Posted by Brandy Dean January 16, 2014 0 Comment 4607 views

Despite the dark subject matter, The Lost Weekend earned Billy Wilder his first Oscar for Best Director. It’s not an easy watch, but it’s a rewarding one.

Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Posted by Toyiah Murry January 15, 2014 0 Comment 5945 views

Billy Wilder’s Love in the Afternoon might be dated and iffy from a feminist perspective, Audrey Hepburn is a revelation.

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Posted by Laura Grande January 14, 2014 0 Comment 5767 views

Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard rightfully remains a revered piece of cinematic history.

The Apartment (1960)

Posted by Lesley Coffin January 10, 2014 0 Comment 6165 views

While The Apartment is a topical comedy, it’s also one of Billy Wilder’s most moving and emotional films.

The Netflix Queue: Anna Lucasta (1959)

Posted by Toyiah Murry January 7, 2014 1 Comment 4980 views

Anna Lucasta is a flawed but still enthralling family drama, thanks in large part to the magnificent Eartha Kitt.

Ministry of Fear (1944) Has Nothing To Be Afraid Of

Posted by Wade Sheeler December 27, 2013 Comments are off 3215 views

Fritz Lang made many great films. Ministry of Fear is not one of them.

You Only Live Once

Posted by Lesley Coffin December 25, 2013 0 Comment 2847 views

Though You Only Live Once is one of Fritz Lang’s less successful Hollywood films, it’s still full of typical Lang hallmarks and themes.

Fritz Lang’s M (1931)

Posted by Laura Grande December 13, 2013 2 Comments 7865 views

      “Who knows what it’s like to be me?”  A simple line of dialogue uttered by a man on trial for murder — a man beseeching the unflinching figures that surround him to understand that he cannot control his homicidal tendencies, that they are, in fact, a part of his genetic makeup. A tragic flaw he […]

Overlooked Gems: A Period of Adjustment (1962)

Posted by Lesley Coffin December 12, 2013 0 Comment 11562 views

Comedy isn’t what comes to mind when one thinks of Tennessee Williams, but that’s exactly what Period of Adjustment is.

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