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We’ll Always Have Barranca – Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings (1939) – in cinemas

We’ll Always Have Barranca – Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings (1939) – in cinemas

The amazing title – at once wittily sardonic and swooningly romantic – doesn’t lie. The film that accompanies it is one of classic..

May 13, 2015 with 0 Comments
Lost In Lust: Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel (1930) – Masters of Cinema review

Lost In Lust: Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel (1930) – Masters of Cinema review

The baleful Teutonic exactitude of this cautionary tale is all the more shocking for how much fun Marlene Dietrich makes it until that..

January 24, 2013 with 0 Comments
Warning Call: Fritz Lang’s The Testament Of Dr Mabuse (1933) – Blu-ray review

Warning Call: Fritz Lang’s The Testament Of Dr Mabuse (1933) – Blu-ray review

This thriller grips tighter for being made in tumultuous times, as Lang uses newfound sound to add reverb to his acid allegory of Nazi..

September 19, 2012 with 0 Comments
Kiss Asp: Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra (1934) – Blu-ray review

Kiss Asp: Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra (1934) – Blu-ray review

A strutting peacock of a movie, sure… but no amount of bling can help a flaccid narrative to get it up. Cleopatra (Cecil B. DeMille,..

September 18, 2012 with 0 Comments
The Wellspring of Noir: Marcel Carné’s Le Quai Des Brumes (1938) – Blu-ray review

The Wellspring of Noir: Marcel Carné’s Le Quai Des Brumes (1938) – Blu-ray review

Le Quai Des Brumes isn’t the reason that ‘film noir’ has a French name, but it may as well be. Le Quai des Brumes (Marcel Carne,..

September 6, 2012 with 0 Comments
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