Tag Archives: English

Anthony Mann – The Last Frontier (1955)

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A trapper and his two partners work as scouts for a remote army fort where they witness an incompetent colonel’s decision to throw his small unprepared garrison against Red Cloud’s sizable Sioux force. Read More »

Ben Wheatley – In the Earth (2021)

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As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Read More »

Deborah Stratman – Kings of the Sky (2004)

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An experimental documentary about resistance, balance and fame, Kings of the Sky follows tightrope artist Adil Hoxur as he and his troupe tour China’s Taklamakan desert amongst the Uyghurs, a Turkic Muslim people seeking religious and political autonomy. The film gracefully hovers between travelogue, ethnographic visual poetry, and an advocacy video for preserving a traditional art form. Read More »

Ana Kokkinos – Head On (1998)

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Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an unenthusiastic attempt to satisfy the sister of one of his best friends. While all of this is going on, he’s facing problems with his traditional Greek parents, who have no clue about his sexual activities. Read More »

Al Adamson – Cinderella 2000 (1977)

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In the year 2047, sex is forbidden and Big Brother uses robots to keep on eye on everyone. One young girl tries to outwit the government so she can be with the man she loves. Read More »

Sofia Bohdanowicz – Never Eat Alone (2016)

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Never Eat Alone is an unorthodox, feature length docu-fiction that subtly explores an expired romance. Constructed with minimal narrative, the film follows an elderly woman’s interest in connecting with an ex-lover from long ago. Read More »

Stuart Heisler – Among the Living (1941)

A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.

Letterboxd review
★★★½ Rewatched by DopeAssGhost 26 Aug 2019

AMONG THE LIVING (1941)

Casting shadows of Southern Gothic overtones and sending shivers of noir through the body, Among The Living is a mix of subgenres including social drama, suspense thriller, and even a bout of horror. It’s a short 67 minute black and white picture that offers a simplistic story- mentally unstable twin brother of an affluent man breaks out of his mansion room prison, kills a couple of people on the outside, and becomes manipulated by an attractive dame. It’s an enjoyable looking film that kept me entertained for the most part, but it doesn’t really have any impact in thematic scope or rewatchability. Plus besides a slightly suspenseful on-foot chase sequence, I didn’t really get any suspense vibes. Read More »