Category Archives: Film

Praise for The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is a lovely film. Seeing it is like dreamweaving eras, catching the fifties and sixties in characters, and clothing, and colors, and posters, and movies, music, and dance. There’s violence, and it’s horrific, but it’s predictable … Continue reading

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Does Belle Eat at the Banquet?

I saw Beauty and the Beast last night. The visuals and the audio were beautiful! Dan Stevens (from Downton Abbey) was a surprise, since I hadn’t read the credits. Nice surprise. I wondered why, though, Belle didn’t eat during the … Continue reading

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Memorable Scene in Herzog’s Heart of Glass

One of the most startling and beautiful scenes in Werner Herzog movies is the glassblowing scene in Heart of Glass. It’s unexpected—though the movie is about glassblowing, about losing the art in the village itself, in the hands and memories … Continue reading

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The Lambasted Lover: Bergman and Haneke

 In The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke’s black and white film set in a pre WWI German village, one of the dramatic threads is the local physician’s affair with a neighbor. She adores him to the point of servitude, which he … Continue reading

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