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Crime and punishment

The first time I read this novel – about fifty years ago – I thought that I should think that it was good, so I did – but I found it a bit of a drag.  780 more words


Monstrosity, Horror, and the Blind Spot in Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Some film scholars have divided the history of horror cinema into pre- and post-Psycho periods, suggesting that Hitchcock’s 1960 film represented a thematic shift that had a lasting impact on the genre. 2,147 more words


The Nighthawk Awards: 1965

You can read more about this year in film here.  The Best Picture race is discussed here, with reviews of all the nominees.  First there are the categories, followed by all the films with their nominations, then the Globes, where I split the major awards by Drama and Comedy, followed by a few lists at the very end.   10,517 more words


Bitter Moon (1992)

Bitter Moon, Roman Polanski. Soitenly the most Polanski of Polanski’s films. The narrative explores the thin lines that separate love and cruelty, sex and perversion, lust and romance, dedication and manipulation. 125 more words

Dr G's Random Inconsistent And Unqualified Film Recommendations

Carnage (2011) - Roman Polanski (director) ; Yasmina Reza (writer)

A closed-room play on film, in which the parents of two children who have had a playground fight meet to try to handle the situation and descend into chaos. 45 more words



One time, my mother strongarmed me into leaving work early (something my supervisor doesn’t like me to do without a lot of notice) to attend a short performance my child was in. 630 more words