Category: Underappreciated

Godland (2023) Hlynur Pálmason’s Masterpiece A+

Pálmason, his cinematographer (Maria von Hausswolff), and his composer (Alex Zhang Hungtai), bring back colonial memories of such movies as “Black Robe”.

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Take Shelter (2011) Film Review A+

It boasts a tremendous performance by Michael Shannon as a quiet man, raising a family, who has horrific nightmares and daytime visions of a meteorological disturbance followed by a feeling that we (the Earth) are being visited by something alien.

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) Film Review A-

Excellent work by Robert Stephens (his best screen performance) and Colin Blakely (Dr. Watson). Geneviève Page gives a gorgeous melancholy performance.

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Bonjour Tristesse (1957) The French Critics Adored Jean Seberg B+

Unlike their American counterparts, the French critics, among whom were the brightest stars of the New Wave, in particular Truffaut and Goddard, were full of praise for the film.

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