Reviews (Books, Films, etc.)

Some of our favorites… Or maybe some that aren’t favorites but we just can’t leave alone…

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Reviews, Critiques, and Interpretive Essays:

Review: The Wizard of Oz (1939, directed by Victor Fleming)

This is a review of 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming.

by Charlotte Dovey

Review: Moby Dick (1956, Directed by John Huston)

A review of the 1956 film, directed by John Huston.

by Charlotte Dovey

Segantini: Bad Mothers and Punishing Lust

“Segantini: Bad Mothers and Punishing Lust” is a brief critique of Giovanni Segantini’s paintings, The Punishment of Lust and The Evil Mothers

by Charlotte Dovey

Film Review: Cat People & Curse of the Cat People

This is a review of Cat People (1942, directed by Jacques Tourneur) and Curse of the Cat People (1944, directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise).  I think these classic Val Lewton films are best understood taken as a single story in two parts. 

by Charlotte Dovey

La Belle et La Bête

La Belle et La Bête (1946, directed by Jean Cocteau) has been one my favorite films since I first saw it when I was six years old.  The beauty of the photography alone is enough to make a devotee of even the worst sort of Philistine.

by Charlotte Dovey

Review: Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources

Here, I discuss Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources (1986, Claude Berri director), films aobut transformation and healing through generations.

by Charlotte Dovey