Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Completely Unfathomable Enigma

Day three of the apocalypse, boys and girls, and isn’t it swell! I’ve always thought you could categorise films in four groups: eternal classics; enjoyable watches; trashy, yet watchable; and, obviously, complete and utter burning balls of fermenting garbage. But here’s a question: could a film possibly be all four? We may have a contender.Continue reading “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers: The Completely Unfathomable Enigma”

Klute: Character Study Or Detective Thriller?

Klute was the first of the Pakula paranoid trilogy – The Parallax View came three years later, and All The Presidents Men five. So why have I done it in this perverse order? I’ll be asking the questions, young padawan! Really, it should be called Bree (Jane Fonda), because the Fonda character is what carriesContinue reading “Klute: Character Study Or Detective Thriller?”

M*A*S*H: Subversive Comedy Or Depressing Melodrama?

And that is the question. The problem is, it’s not a question asked or answered enough. If you’ve watched the film, you’re probably wondering how I could even suggest M*A*S*H is anything but a comedy, yet here we are. What does that say about me? Well, luckily, this isn’t a psychoanalyst session, but rather aContinue reading “M*A*S*H: Subversive Comedy Or Depressing Melodrama?”

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