GUG Classic Review: Chimes at Midnight

I recently took an online lecture course about the works and life of Orson Welles and part of the class involved going back and rewatching the majority of his films. One in particular stuck out to me! I’d seen Chimes at Midnight a handful of times since it was released in 2016. My most recentContinue reading “GUG Classic Review: Chimes at Midnight”

The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker: The Star Wars Prequels as Classical Tragedy

Deconstructing the multitudinous problems in the Star Wars Prequels became a cottage industry online for much of the late 2000s. 21 years later, I still hear grown men whining about how Jar Jar Binks ruined The Phantom Menace. In truth, I’ve mostly gotten bored with this dialog. Maybe it’s a symptom of the fact thatContinue reading “The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker: The Star Wars Prequels as Classical Tragedy”

Orson Welles’s Othello (1951) Classic Review

I REALLY don’t know how one might go about litigating which of Orson Welles film’s qualify as his “weirdest” one. You can watch a film like The Lady From Shanghai with its surreal cinematography and editing and then compare it to something like Mr. Arkadin which goes way weirder. For my money, I’d throw OthelloContinue reading “Orson Welles’s Othello (1951) Classic Review”