AuteurTheory

AuteurTheory

"I hate life! The torment, the cruelty of it." -Limelight

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  • The Vampire Lovers

    The Vampire Lovers

    ★★★★

    I want to write a dissertation on all the women so gloriously on display, or possibly a lengthy sonnet. But it’s 4:30 in the morning and I have to sleep.

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

    ★★★★

    This kind of sweeping melodrama of extravagant emotions has fallen out of favor over the decades, but Max Ophuls made a true art form out of it. His characters are so vulnerable, yet his productions are so classy, they can almost seem unapproachable. Like classical music.

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  • Thief

    Thief

    ★★★★½

    I’ve never liked a Michael Mann film, but I have such a good feeling about this one I picked up the Criterion BluRay. I also hear it might have been an influence on Drive, so let’s find out...
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    Oh god yes. Gimme that rain soaked neon synth city shit all day. 
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    I was like “how is Jon Belushi so thin?” Then I remembered Jim Belushi exists. 
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    Willie Nelson. 
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    OK, our protagonist is not a good guy.…

  • Exterminator 2

    Exterminator 2

    ★★★★½

    Our hero doesn’t just fight crime with a flamethrower. He burns criminals alive until they’re nothing but smoldering skeletons!

    NOTE: Does this lady have a purse for earrings?

    NOTE 2: The soundtrack is so weak, especially for an action movie. Reminds me of Paperboy 2 for SNES. UPDATE: The song during the “love scene” was unspeakably bad. 

    NOTE 3: I would have watched this a lot sooner if I had known how EIGHTIES it is. Why did no one tell…