The Man From Painted Post was a first for me. It was the first time I've sat in silence for nearly an hour and watched a film. That sounds like a ridiculous point to make given that it's a "silent" film but even silent films usually have some sort of vaudevillian-esque piano soundtrack. This? Absolutely nothing.
The surviving copy, which can be found on YouTube, is a dreadful transfer. Many of the inter-titles are severely illegible and I barely had a grasp of the plot.
I was almost taken aback by the way Stephen Winter presents Chocolate Babies; it's almost a pseudo-fictional documentary about an all-too very real issue.
I think my favourite aspect was how it showed how 'divide and conquer' inevitably penetrated queer communities, particularly during the AIDS epidemic of the 80s and 90s. In the film, it quickly leads into an insight on how the epidemic had some sort of impact on other aspects life such as abortion, drug abuse and, to…
It's such a shame that Spider-Man has become one giant walking meme because it is a solid superhero adventure from a time when solid superhero adventures still didn't really exist.
Much like Bryan Singer's X-Men, this film could be blamed for starting the glut of superhero films that we are (un)fortunate to have these days, but it's also a product of its time in the sense that it did a lot of the heavy lifting for the genre in establishing…
If nothing else, I think the humour of Thor is really underrated amongst the plague that exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: quipping. The humour in this, which is helped out a lot by Thor's fish-out-of water predicament, is really subtle and understated. For example, Thor smashing a mug and shouting "ANOTHER!" is hilarious because he knows this to be a sign of respect and gratefulness for sampling the wonders of the universe, but we Earth people don't like noise and outsiders.