Black Narcissus

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Deborah Kerr had Hollywood calling after her starring role in 1947’s “Black Narcissus,” the gothic horror from filmmaking duo The Archers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Oblogatory explores why this film still rings out 75 years later.

Blow Out

Oblogatory reviews Brian De Palma’s “Blow Out,” with John Travolta. See how it syncs up to Antonioni’s “Blow Up.”

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Oblogatory watches “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” the color-theory obsessed, retina-overstimulating French musical that inspired “La La Land.”

The 400 Blows

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Oblogatory confronts the overblown legacy of Francois Truffaut’s excellent film “The 400 Blows,” one of the classic examples of French New Wave cinema.

Arsenic and Old Lace

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Oblogatory loves dark comedy and ’40s screwball antics, so why does “Arsenic and Old Lace,” starring Cary Grant and Peter Lorre, leave a funny aftertaste?

Divorce Italian Style

Oblogatory continues exploring dark comedy with the riotous 1961 classic “Divorce Italian Style,” a movie whose humor is so caustic, you could dissolve a body in it!

Some Like It Hot: An Obligatory Rewatch

“Some Like It Hot” has surged back to the forefront of cultural relevance after nabbing 13 Tony nominations and winning Best Actor in a Musical. Oblogatory rewatches the 1959 film to find out if this jazzy comedy is still as fiery as advertised.

Annie Hall (@nnie H@ll)

Oblogatory watches Woody Allen’s greatest comedic work, “Annie Hall,” starring Diane Keaton. Far from old-fashioned, this movie is neat!

ChatGPT 3.5 also reviews “Annie Hall,” in a “John Henry Vs. The Machine” type duel.