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.”

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.

Blow Up (1966)

Oblogatory puts every flaw in “Blow Up” under a magnifying glass, reexamining Michelangelo Antonioni’s thriller co-starring Vanessa Redgrave.

All the President’s Men

Oblogatory continues its month of President-themed movies with “All the President’s Men,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.

Absolute Power

Oblogatory starts its “Mr. President” themed month with “Absolute Power,” a movie in which Clint Eastwood faces off against a man with… well, you get it.

Dog Day Afternoon

Oblogatory closes out Pride Month with “Dog Day Afternoon,” a film with tragic character arcs and even more tragic hairstyles.


Oblogatory reopens a cold case with “Cruising,” Al Pacino and William Friedkin’s flawed and controversial look into the ’80s NYC bondage scene.


Oblogatory watches “Frenzy,” Alfred Hitchcock’s last masterpiece. Obsessed with neckties, this wronged-man thriller is ironically unrestrained when it comes to showing violence.