Category Archives: Movies

Notes on “First Reformed”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “First Reformed” has cozied up to elite movie reviewers (to the extent that such still exist) through its surface resemblance to the films of Bresson and Bergman. In it they imagine they see an expression of … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Magnificent Ambersons”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: By turns lyrical and grotesque, and sometimes, unaccountably, both at the same time, “The Magnificent Ambersons,” despite its mutilated form, may be the great movie about the putrefaction of America. Its mutilated state plays into its … Continue reading

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Notes on “About Elly”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “About Elly” uses the disappearing-woman device from “L’Avventura” but to a much different end. Where Antonioni uses it to comment on the modern condition, taking a quintessentially macro POV, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi uses it to … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Minds of Men”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Aaron and Melissa Dykes, who operate under the name Truthstream Media, are Alex Jones expats (they seem to regret the affiliation) who make videos about government cover-ups, conspiracy lore, and the like; they’re like Mulder and … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

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Notes on “The Birds”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The moods of Hitchcock’s movies from the ’50s and early ’60s were often keyed to his leading ladies. “Vertigo” is voluptuous and mysterious, like Kim Novak. “To Catch a Thief” is pert and a little mischievous, … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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