The Orphanage (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (945×582) ] Belén Rueda turns in one of the most emotionally charged and haunting performaces in 2007 as Laura in The Orphanage. Having seen the actress in real life I can say I’m extremely impressed at how Bayona crafted her as the character. Here in this picture she plays the game (I’ll…

New Bordwell Book out – Poetics of Cinema

::: Observations on film art and Film ArtKristin Thompson and David Bordwell Forget the fact it costs $50, any Bordwell book is more than worth its weight in gold for those that call themself a cinephile. Via GreenCine Daily. 0

Joy House (1964) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×801) ] Alain Delon as Marc getting roughed up by gangsters in Rene Clement’s Joy House (Love Cage). Related Coverage: ::: Previous Movie Wallpaper (Cinema is Dope) Image Source: Official still that was used in the original UK release of the film. Related Links: ::: IMDb Profile ::: Weird Wednesdays 0

Who Else is on Facebook?

If your on Facebook be sure and add me. I need to grow my zombie army some: ::: Blake/Cinema is Dope on Facebook 0

The Orphanage (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×675) ] Filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona on the set of his debut film The Orphanage (El Orfanato). Now don’t get this one confused as being a straight up Dimension type of horror movie. This is a creepy film! In fact it’s one of the creepiest movies I’ve ever seen in my life….

Run, Man, Run (1968) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×738) ] Tomas Milian is Cuchillo in Sergio Sollima’s Spaghetti Western, Run, Man, Run (Corri uomo corri). Image Source: Official still that was used in the original release of the film in France. Image is offered uncut without usual restoration as I think the gritty aspect of it lends itself well to…

Joy House (1964) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×788) ] This is one of those films I’m in eternal debt to Weird Wednesday at the Alamo Drafthouse. All praise to Lars for screening this eclectic and resonating rare film. Caption:Alain Delon peers at Jane Fonda through the grimy window of a disused Rolls Royce. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s “THE LOVE CAGE” stars Jane…

Dick Miller & Run Run Shaw

Over at Headquarters 10, Matthew has announced he will be doing a Dick Miller Blog-A-Thon for Tuesday, December 18th (he likes to plan in advance I take it)! ::: Announcing The Dick Miller Blog-A-Thon!!! I should also be like Matthew (view here) wish Run Run Shaw a belated happy birthday. Also check out “Who Will…

Blake & Angela Bettis & Nectar Rose

Left to Right:Angela Bettis, Me and Nectar Rose So I detect with this picture we are now beginning to see a trend on just how tough my job was out at Sitges this year! If only every interview was this easy and fun! Mrs. Bettis (who currently lives in Austin) and Nectar were simply gracious…

Aparecidos (2007) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×683) ] Aparecidos is a ghost time travel film from Spain that just debuted at the recent 40th Sitges Film Festival. Refreshing challenging and one of the most beautifully shot films I’ve seen all year (up there with Sword Bearer and There Will Be Blood). Really well crafted and original film that…