Remaking and undoing horror

For some reason, I just watched Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead (2004). I’d seen it when it first came out and found it pointless, but since then have discovered an odd, inexplicable appeal in Snyder’s work. He’s a lousy storyteller, with little sense of narrative pacing, but has an undeniable talent for […]

Blasts from the past

Random notes: two films and a book

Updating Cagey Films

Francesco Rosi’s Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979):
Criterion Blu-ray review

DVD of the Week: La Habanera (1937)

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