Film Review: “Alphaville” (1965)

“No one has lived in the past and no one will live in the future.”

Moulin Rouge (2001)

An oh-so French, oh-so 1960s work of dystopic Westworldish science fiction that is strikingly minimalist and abstract in the depiction of its world, using modernist architecture to effectively insinuate the future instead of build it outright.

My VHS Cover Pull-quote: Even old dystopian French movies make me feel better, more cultured than everyone else.”

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Film Review: “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (2021)

“I have done the deed.”

A concise, sparse production of the play that makes use of the film medium’s varied perspectives to craft something that feels less like a stage play and more like a dream, moving ceaselessly through curtains towards its conclusion in the theater of the mind.

My VHS cover pull-quote: “Someone in the audience called it ‘Macbeth’ before it started so Denzel died at the end. Wish I could have seen how it really ends.”