Children of Divorce

Last week Flicker Alley, in association with Blackhawk Films Collection, released Children of Divorce directed by Frank Lloyd and Josef von Sternberg. The 1927 film starring “IT” girl Clara Bow is now, for the first time, available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. The film is an adaptation of Owen Johnson’s novel of the same name. […]

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Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing

Do the Right Thing is a film about race in New York City in 1989. The film is about a day in the life of a the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of New York The first two-thirds of the film is built similarly to many small-town films of the past, the Last Picture Show comes to mind, and is a fairly solid comedy film, through which you meet the cast and learn a little of their lives. In the last act everything everything changes; it is a mirror between the late 80s, now, and, sadly, every other time in American society.

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Dead Ringers

My wife called me the moment the screen went black at the end of the film. The vibrating phone disconnected me from David Cronenberg’s Toronto, from the office of Doctors Mantle. My phone, at that second, acted as a defibrillator jolting me back into the real world and breaking the seal on my possibly collapsed lungs.

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The Double Life of Veronique

On paper, since I have started putting a number value to various aspects of these films, The Double Life of Veronique (1991) is, in my opinion, the greatest film, topping The Tales of Hoffmann by three measly points. This is the tops for me, statistically. This is one of the reasons why I question having […]

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