Monthly Archives: July 2015

Knocking at the Gate

CAUTION: CONTAINS “SPOILERS” Let’s revisit the ever-reviled “Heaven’s Gate.” Here’s what the film isn’t. It isn’t an epic, despite its three-hour running time. It isn’t a factual re-creation of The Johnson County War, a struggle between large and small ranchers … Continue reading

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A Song for the Broken-Hearted

CAUUTION: CONTAINS “SPOILERS” Director Eric Till’s “The Walking Stick” is not generally considered a film noir–which leads me to wonder how well our noir-meisters really understand the term. Dealing as it does with betrayal and the corruption of innocence, I … Continue reading

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The Allure of Satchel-Foot

The latest restoration of “The Third Man” will expose this classic of British cinema, this classic film noir to a new generation. I wonder how they will greet it. I was fortunate in that I first saw “The Third Man” … Continue reading

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