Film Review: Touch of Evil (1958)

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SYNOPSIS: A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. REVIEW: “This isn’t the real Mexico. You know that. All border towns bring out the worst in a country.” A quintessential entry in the classic film noir genre, Orson Welles’ misanthropic thriller is not only one of his most polished films but one of the most influential and uncompromising pictures of the 20th century. Very loosely based on the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alphaville (1965)

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SYNOPSIS: “Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet. His very American character is at odds with the city’s ruler, an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: One cannot speak of the European ‘New Wave’ movement of the sixties without mentioning French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who often criticised the industry’s tradition of emphasising craft over innovation, established directors over new directors, … Continue reading

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