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Peter Lorre as weird as you could wish in a Hands of Orlac adaptation that serves as his Hollywood debut. Plenty of talent behind the camera and onscreen makes for some exceptional 30's horror that succeeds in being bizarre, creepy, and entertaining. Frequent comic sequences are not well integrated but are sometimes hilarious. It's nice to see some good support like Keye Luke as the predictably named Dr. Wong and Edward Brophy, cranked up to 11, as the wisecracking knife thrower. By the time Brophy gets whacked early on, I'm ready for him to take over the movie. My Brophy fetish aside, Mad Love is better and stranger than most old-timey horror.
2 stars for photography only.
Title is both ironic and stunningly accurate. Meandering plot never quite sorts itself out. Half-baked intrigue, annoying idiot passengers. Much too long a wait before it finally gets to the lost Spanish Inquisition boat and big floppy rubber monsters. Amusing, but not quite enough.
Boorman leaves the Herman's Hermits behind with this stylized and surreal crime/revenge/mystery thing. Excellent cast. Worth repeat viewing.
Well photographed piece of crap. Terrible writing wasting the talent of the actors. Intense realism in action scenes is not enough to carry a movie.
Terrible atomic space paranoia film with Peter Graves manipulated to steal atomic secrets that theydon't need since they are already going to kill all the humans with giant spiders/grasshoppers/cockroaches/gila monsters/etc. Obvious MST3K candidate. Plenty of floating eyeballs, plot holes, smoking. Terrible piece of crap.
Odd twist on the G-man flick. Ridiculous premise of an ex-prizefighter turned deputy inspector for the office of weights and measures who pits himself against a corrupt city hall. Cagney's boundless energy eats up the screen as usual and proves that his presence can make just about anything watchable. Ed McNamara gets more lines than usual in what seems to be a rare non-cop role for him. Brophy also has an unusually large part, and it's nice to see him play a nice guy.
Bad guys are clearly delineated, chickens are stuffed with lead, fists fly, good cops aid and abet breaking and entering, entertainment abounds.
Sturges' comic masterpiece deconstructs Hollywood to demonstrate the importance and "importance" of comedy. Dialog is quick and clever, acting is near flawless due to excellent direction, and Sturges' stock company of character actors are always fun to watch. Criterion's release shows why they used to call it the silver screen.
Very amusing, if uneven, series of vignettes tied together by the theme of people meeting over coffee and cigarettes. Opens with a fantastic matchup of Steven Wright and Roberto Benigni. Steve Buscemi is incredibly unconvincing as a southerner, but it doesn't matter. Not the best thing Jarmusch has done, but I believe there is more going on here than most people appreciate. At the least, you'll get some chuckles.
A pre-Lamarr Hedy in an Austrian film about sex. The entire movie concerns a woman coming to terms with her own sexual desires while the film is in istelf a metaphor for the procreative act. Very little dialog with very silent-era style direction that gets the story across without need for verbal exposition. Good cinematography, sexual symbolism is a little heavy handed but effective. The ending is confusing with possible commie propaganda influence. I really dug the idea of the younger man building the railroad tracks and the tunnel, hilarious.