Archive for June, 2005

Layer Cake

Layer Cake

| June 3, 2005

In the beginning, there was Guy Ritchie. He directed Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and it was good. Then he directed Snatch which was frustratingly identical to Lock, Stock and was enjoyable, if rather redundant. Then came Swept Away (starring Ritchie’s wife, Madonna – perhaps you’ve heard of her?) which had nothing in common […]

The Lodger / Hangover Square

The Lodger / Hangover Square

| June 1, 2005

The American Cinemathéque screened two seldom-seen 20th Century Fox melodramas Friday night at the Egyptian Theatre. Taken together or separately, these films constituted a rare and eminently worthwhile double feature. The Lodger (1944) is a by-the-numbers send-up on Jack the Ripper, circa 1888. The mountainous Laird Cregar plays the psychotic serial killer with creepy elan […]

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