Monthly Archives: July 2016

Whale Lite

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers” The title “Sinners in Paradise” sounded intriguing. Even though the film belongs to the downside of director James Whale’s career at Universal–now the Laemmle-less New Universal–the cast and the concept made it sound intriguing. “Sinners in Paradise” … Continue reading

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CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” One of the odder entries in the Sci-fi Apocalypse category is Michael Cacoyannis’ 1967 film “The Day the Fish Came Out.” It drew its inspiration from an actual mini-apocalypse, a mid-air collision between an Air Force bomber … Continue reading

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Religious–in spite of itself

CAUTION: Contains “spoilers.” Michael Powell never hid the fact that he wasn’t especially church-going. So when he chose to make “Black Narcissus,” a film about a group of nuns attempting to establish an isolated convent in the Himalayas it might … Continue reading

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