BLUE VELVET (1986) – Review by Tracy Biga [Film Quarterly]

2017-09-18T16:26:34-07:00 September 17th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, DAVID LYNCH|Tags: , , |

by Tracy Biga Much of the humor in David Lynch’s reworked fifties crime thriller/horror/gothic film Blue Velvet comes from mundane statements which, when filtered by his personal vision, appear weird, but still oddly familiar, just as the open­ing shots of flowers against a white picket fence and a waving fireman [...]

BLUE VELVET: OUT THERE AND IN HERE – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-09-16T14:31:01-07:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, DAVID LYNCH, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

by Pauline Kael “Maybe I’m sick, but I want to see that again.” —Overheard after a showing of Blue Velvet. When you come out of the theatre after seeing David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, you certainly know that you've seen something. You wouldn’t mistake frames from Blue Velvet for frames from [...]

STANLEY KUBRICK’S THE SHINING – Review by Flo Leibowitz and Lynn Jeffress [Film Quarterly]

2017-09-16T13:13:43-07:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, STANLEY KUBRICK|Tags: , , |

by Flo Leibowitz and Lynn Jeffress To all appearances, The Shining is simply a hope­lessly clichéd gothic horror film. Can this be ser­ious? A lonely house on a hill haunted by ancestral ghosts that curse successive generations and force them to re-enact the original horror. It is not even redeemed [...]