Monthly Archives: March 2012

Photoblog: The Most Insubstantial Man In The Room

SPOILERS. George Smiley (Gary Oldman) wins the battle of Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) in part by being the most recessive, closed-off man among a raft of closed-off people. Self-abnegation is a desirable quality in a John le … Continue reading

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What I WANTED To Say Was …

I just got Universal’s Blu-ray/DVD bundle of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, one of my favorite movies of recent years, and I had big plans to blog about director Tomas Alfredson’s visual obscurement of key characters, and what that means in … Continue reading

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The Chatterley Effect

Spoilers? NSFW? I can’t tell anymore. I fell down a psychic wormhole recently while writing about Luis Buñuel’s Belle De Jour (1967) for Film Freak Central. It was one of those chrono-synclastic infundibula that can convince a potheaded college student … Continue reading

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The Lament Of Lon Chaney Jr.

The five-point star is in your palm. I should have seen this coming. Tie me up before moonrise, darling. It was in the screenplay all along.

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The Man In The Box

SPOILER ALERT for the film Source Code, the Many Worlds hypothesis of quantum mechanics, and fiction by Dalton Trumbo and Ambrose Bierce. Bet you wanna read this now, dontcha? Colter Stevens is living proof. A living proof of several things, … Continue reading

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