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The Night of the Hunter

Ask most people today for a few Hollywood films from the 1950s, and you’ll probably get a slew of titles of Technicolor escapism: Hitchcock thrillers, MGM musicals, a few big-budget Biblical epics. 886 mots de plus


Week 33: Jamaica Inn (1939), Costume Dramas, and Wet Hot American Summer

Disclaimer: These essays presume you’ve seen the film in question. If you want to avoid spoilers, watch the movie first!

“Oh Lord, we pray thee– 2 211 mots de plus


The Night Of The Hunter (1955)

A self-styled preacher and woman-hating murderer insinuates himself into the life of a young widow whose husband stashed his stolen loot somewhere at his home. 214 mots de plus


Film Review - The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter


Director: Charles Laughton

Set in an indeterminate date (but which appears to be during the Great Depression), The Night of the Hunter… 1 064 mots de plus


Mini-Review - "Witness For The Prosecution" (1957)

If you told me a year ago that Billy Wilder directed a courtroom drama based off an Agatha Christie play, I would have avoided it like the plague. 552 mots de plus


ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) is Pre-Code Gone Awry

The advent of sound, loose attitudes and mores and a memorable crop of monsters made the early 1930s the best era for horror.  And Universal studios had everybody beat.   1 705 mots de plus

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