Preston Sturges had been getting away with murder—so to speak—for years before he arrived at a place where the moviegoing public couldn’t follow him.
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Elise Moore is an award-winning playwright and a novelist-in-progress. Her film writing has also appeared in Bright Lights Film Journal and The Threepenny Review, and she co-hosts the film podcast There's Sometimes A Buggy: Irresponsible Opinions About Classic Film. She and her co-host live together as woman and boyfriend in Toronto, with their cat, Dorothea Brooke.
Wilder's early work in romantic comedy—Bluebeards Eighth Wife, Midnight, Ball of Fire, and The Major and the Minor—makes it easier to spot the element of enchantment that lingers in his tonally complex mature comedies
The great feat of Gangs of New York is to set itself against familiar versions of American mythology by making American history alien, and, therefore, opening up new perspectives on it.
What does it mean to look at women through the eyes of a male protagonist in the three films Elaine May directed in the '70s?
With The Winter's Tale in mind, it's possible to see why there have to be two stories, with two endings, in Twin Peaks: The Return.
Ostensibly the story of a spoiled Southern belle's slightly deranged love life, Jezebel is more psychologically interesting than it has any right to be.
Like Jennie herself, Portrait of Jennie is made up of incongruities and rapid mood changes.
Lynch is interested not only in story, but in the material aspects of film and their effect on the viewer; in sound, space, and time, and in what happens when these aspects of the cinematic experience assert their materiality rather than subsuming themselves to realism.
Near the end of David Lynch’s harrowing Fire Walk With Me, Laura Palmer and fellow teen prostitute Ronette Pulaski are...