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.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Oblogatory reviews “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent,” a love letter to Nicolas Cage and finds the ultimate irony: He’s not even the best part!

The Trip (2021)

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Think your parents bicker too much at Thanksgiving? Have them watch Nordic import “The Trip” on Netflix!


November’s theme is “Awkward Family Encounters,” and each post will embody the role of someone at a tense Thanksgiving dinner. My first pick, filling in the “back in my day” grandparents, is this Yellowstone prequel. If you’ve ever wanted an adaptation of the computer game “The Oregon Trail,” you’ll want to read this review.‚Äč