My Favorite Movies: 10-1

There is a small problem with this list. I have no idea what order these movies are in. I just cannot trust myself to put these into a concrete position. If you have followed my blog before, many of the movies you will recognize. For those, I will keep my comments a little shorter andContinue reading “My Favorite Movies: 10-1”

Batman Mask of the Phantasm (1993): 4.5/5

This film was written in response to the incredible success of the first season of the original  Batman: The Animated Series, released in the 1990s. Distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Eric Radomski and Bruce Timm, it did poorly in theaters, yet garnered fairly positive critical reviews. My memories of this movie are vague, but the story has haunted meContinue reading “Batman Mask of the Phantasm (1993): 4.5/5”

The Man Who Laughs, 1928

Based on Victor Hugo‘s 1889 novel L’Homme qui rit (1889), The Man Who Laughs is an American silent film directed by German Expressionist filmmaker Paul Leni during the transition between silent films and “talkies” (films with sound). I became interested in this film after I read a review by Roger Ebert, who portrayed it as “a melodrama, at times even aContinue reading “The Man Who Laughs, 1928”