When talking about the mortality of men in film, there is one movie that is always brought up in conversation, and that is a.k.a. The Seventh Seal. Where movies deal with characters battling with some other element of this world for their lives, whether it be medical or otherwise, this movie decides to have Death (Bengt Ekerot) present itself to Antonius Block (Max von Sydow) after his return from the crusades.
Articles By: Andrew Robinson
Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Read Andrew Robinson’s review of Happythankyoumoreplease
Film-noir is in itself a very funny genre to me. It’s the kind of film where men are always being dominant and very quick witted. It’s the genre that made the career of actors like the lead of The Maltese Falcon, Humphrey Bogart. It’s very easy to love the movie just because of how much you love seeing men like Bogart take the lead.
An alcoholic (Jack Lemmon) falls in love with and gets married to a young woman (Lee Remick), whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his “passion” together. Read Andrew Robinson’s review of Days of Wine and Roses!
Everyone, whether they are a fan of classic cinema or not, knows the name Gene Kelly for good reasons. He has dazzled us with tapping feet for years and in 1951 he starred in one of the most successful film to date with An American In Paris.
It’s always strange when you reach back into the history of film. You are watching these movies with fresh eyes, but at the same time while you’re watching these films you remember things like the groundbreaking cinema of films like The Matrix and Hard Boiled then there’s always this unfair judgement that’s being put on the film that you’re watching.
In the last couple of months I’ve been rectifying one of my most horrific of cinematic blind spots, i.e. Alfred Hitchcock. Before 2011 I saw a couple here and there, but now after an intensive two month diet of suspense and mystery I’ve seen approximately a dozen of his films and while I’m watching them all in chronological order I’m yet to not be surprised.