The Red Shoes: Art for Art’s Sake

David Thomson is one of my favorite film critics, if for no other reason than he’s not above throwing film theory out the window to say, in effect, “I like it because I like it SO THERE.” I’m always game to read a good shadowplay soapbox from Thompson’s lovably cantankerous pen. The fact that when […]

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The Red Shoes: Art for Art's Sake

David Thomson is one of my favorite film critics, if for no other reason than he’s not above throwing film theory out the window to say, in effect, “I like it because I like it SO THERE.” I’m always game to read a good shadowplay soapbox from Thompson’s lovably cantankerous pen. The fact that when […]

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Pictorial Palette – Marilyn Monroe

There is a moment in the 1956 film Bus Stop that is a striking testament to the worth of Marilyn Monroe as a serious actress. It doesn’t last long–a few seconds at most–but like all great screen moments, it seeds itself into your subconscious, rendering it impossible to forget. Having been relentlessly chased down and […]

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