Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios. Raised by his mother and his aunt, his films often ... See full summary »
Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »
Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.
Nico's father is leading a double life with two women, 17year-old Nico being the oldest child of the illegitimate family. While his father is absent half of the time and only caring about ... See full summary »
The venue might have had a lot to do with liking "Picasso and Braque Go To The Movies" (I'm wondering how accessible this would've been had I not watched it in art class), but even so, it was fascinating hearing how cinema and their work were linked, as well as the origins of cubism. The footage is well curated and goes nicely with the offered commentary. And it makes for a good overview of cubism itself.
I can imagine this coming off very arty to some, but it's also one of the breeziest documentaries I've seen. And it helps to have Scorsese bookending the film with his thoughts on the matter.
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