Told as a verbal jigsaw puzzle by clueless adolescent lads trying to understand the horror that happened next door, the film skillfully contrasts the incomprehensibility of the girls’ suicides to outsiders with an insightful
portrayal of the personal powerlessness of young women in religious America.
Voyeurism is a prominent …
… real winner.
“Easy Rider” was among one of the first drug movies. In fact, the Drug Movie has a hyperbolic sense of morality that’s at once biblical and burlesque. Its heroes are outlaw pilgrims on a quest for altered consciousness. It’s taboo crystallized, the ultimate fetish …
… dynamite and a kitchen timer. The hands adjust the timer, and the figure moves aside while in the middle distance a
man and a woman, laughing, relaxing, come out of a building. The man with the
bomb runs across the screen, pursued by his grotesque shadow and the camera’s …
… is too real and too painful.
The Affair of the Necklace
There was a myriad of factors that finally came together to ignite the French Revolution, and Jeanne de La Motte-Valois certainly did her part. A manipulative adventuress who claimed to be a direct descendent of Henry II,