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Daily Archives: April 15, 2017

There’s nothing else. Just us, and the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I’m ready for my close-up. – Norma Desmond Hollywood had never been so faithfully depicted before as in Billy Wilder’s production of Sunset Blvd. Remembered today, as a noir icon – right alongside Wilder’s other major title Double… Read more »

15 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“Believe it or not, Eraserhead is my most spiritual film.” – David Lynch   In heaven everything is fine Defensibly David Lynch’s most forcible film, Eraserhead was the curious realization of more than five years of spasmodic shooting and postproduction assembly. Captured in furtive black-and-white, pushing arresting chiaroscuro lighting, and occupying a post-industrial wasteland backdrop, Eraserhead would become not just… Read more »

15 April 2017 | Features, Reviews

There’s nothing Hollywood producers love more than a scandal. Give them a big, juicy story that they can stamp a “truth is stranger than fiction” tagline on, and they’ll be turning out a movie before the ink on the newspaper headlines are dry. Luckily, the resulting “based on a true story” films are often excellent, here are some great examples… Read more »

15 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists