Category Archives: Movies

“The Babadook”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “The Babadook,” Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent marries the haunted house film to the psychological thriller. It’s a potent union, one that allows her to explore inward-looking themes related to grief and motherhood while delivering the … Continue reading

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Four Movie Posters for “Danger: Diabolik”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Mario Bava’s “Danger: Diabolik” is one of those movies that lovers of ’60s-era design can’t help but love. Bava is known for horror movies, but “Diabolik,” with its vivid, comic-book palette and loopy, Bond-inspired sets taps … Continue reading

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Four Movie Posters for “The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Though it’s rarely talked about, I’ve long considered this adaptation of the Defoe novel to be major Bunuel. This American poster features the key artwork of the campaign: an image of Dan O’Herlihy as Crusoe holding … Continue reading

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“Ex Machina” (2015)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been a fan of Alex Garland since I read his novel The Beach years ago. The Danny Boyle adaptation was lame, but I did enjoy the Boyle-Garland collaborations 28 DAYS LATER and SUNSHINE. Oh yeah, the Garland-written-and-partially-directed DREDD … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Great War”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1959 “The Great War” is appropriately titled: it may be one of the great war films. Certainly it’s a thoroughly Italian one: a war film in which no one is sure who’s in charge or … Continue reading

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Three Movie Posters for “Harakiri”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Japanese: Italian: Cuban:

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Giallo Movie Posters: Estremi Italiani

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Either you like extremes in your art and pop culture, or you don’t. I suspect most fans of the giallo are in the former camp. The giallo was a peculiarly Italian brand of thriller-cum-horror film that … Continue reading

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