"I hate life! The torment, the cruelty of it." -Limelight
The shape that the crippled Bishop is frozen into reminds me of Pan playing the flute. I wonder if that was an inspiration for Chaney.
Some of Tod Browning’s strongest direction is on display here. I say it’s up there with THE UNKNOWN, arguably his best film.
Chaney is reliably invested in his role(s) of the villain, Renee Adoree is beautiful and charismatic, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Owen Moore in an understated performance as Chaney’s…
I’ve never liked a Michael Mann film, but I have such a good feeling about this one I picked up the Criterion BluRay. I also hear it might have been an influence on Drive, so let’s find out...
Oh god yes. Gimme that rain soaked neon synth city shit all day.
I was like “how is Jon Belushi so thin?” Then I remembered Jim Belushi exists.
OK, our protagonist is not a good guy.…
I’m too tired to write about this debauched classic, but the crocodile was amazing.
I ended up going to bed and finishing it today, but I couldn’t post this without saying a few things. For example, the hunchbacked nun (Vanessa Redgrave) is a great character, it might make my list of favorites. I couldn’t possibly go without mentioning how comical Oliver Reed looks as Jesus (luckily that was a short sequence). His head is just so damn wide and…