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The Haunting Optimism of Night of the Hunter (1955)

It’s a hard world for little things…

In Night of the Hunter, Robert Mitchum is a bonafide creep. He meets a man in prison who unwittingly tells the preacher (Mitchum) that he’s there for stealing a large sum of money for his family. 400 mots de plus


Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Watching Island of Lost Souls is like falling into a nightmare.  It’s a heady brew of straight up terror, sexual and racial anxiety, eugenics, the ongoing terror of colonialism, and the rising tide of European fascism all wrapped up in the sweaty glean of pre-code horror.   119 mots de plus


Oscars - Best Picture Winner #8

#8 – Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Based on reality people! Based on reality!

Captain Bligh (Charles Laughton) plays the stereotypical British manipulative controlling, « this is how this is done », « my way or the highway », elitist tyrant (example Cersei Lannister) and Fletcher Christian ( 234 mots de plus



A  film by Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

This is a cult film at his best. It was a failure when it came out back then and let me tell you that is a mistake years later it got what it deserved people saw it and it became a success. 431 mots de plus


Jamaica Inn Blu-ray Review

In honor of the film’s 75th anniversary, Cohen Films has released a dazzling new Blu-ray edition of Alfred Hitchcock’s underrated classic “Jamaica Inn.” 398 mots de plus

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Decades Blogathon - The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

We’re onto day four of the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the inimitable Tom from Digital Shortbread. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. 774 mots de plus


Captain Kidd

PLOT (spoiler alert!!!):

In 1699, William Kidd (Charles Laughton), a pirate who has recently captured the ship The Twelve Apostles and killed its crew, presents himself at the court of King William III (Henry Daniell) as an honest shipmaster seeking royal backing. 1 328 mots de plus

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