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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

As a man (Heath Ledger) who tried to hang himself joins a traveling theater troupe in England, its ancient leader (Christopher Plummer) is worried about a deal he once made with the Devil. Just like the drunken idiot who in the film’s early scenes is sucked into the mysterious world on the other side of … Continue reading The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Book of Eli

Some will kill to have it. He will kill to protect it. Some time after a nuclear catastrophe, Eli (Denzel Washington) arrives in a small town run by Carnegie’s (Gary Oldman) vicious gang; when they learn that Eli has a very powerful book they do everything to grab it. The Hughes Brothers’ first movie in … Continue reading The Book of Eli

Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Pumping with Blood and Life

LOVE NEVER DIES.  In a week when I have watched and written reviews of two movies about vampires, Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) and Let the Right One In (2008), it might be fitting to wrap it up with a fresh examination of a film I loved at the time of its release. Francis Ford Coppola’s … Continue reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Pumping with Blood and Life