Movies

In this most important Movies category on Returning Videotapes you’ll find movie reviews of all genres and decades, including Old Hollywood, international cinema, and independent films. There’s also themed lists, film analysis, and posts that explore specific aspects of filmmaking, such as: cinematography, costume design, and scores. Really, there’s a LOT.

Five ‘Private Eye’ Classic Movies · TMP

This Thursday Movie Picks is all about private investigators, so here's five 'private eye' classic movies that I've seen and - mostly - loved.

Blind Spot 02: All That Heaven Allows (1955)

For my February Blind Spot pick I figured nothing would be more fitting than one of the most famous and acclaimed romantic movies of all time, All That Heaven Allows (1955).

Blind Spot 01: That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

We're kicking off this year's Blind Spot Series with Cet Obscur Objet du Désir, or That Obscure Object of Desire - Luis Buñuel's last film, released in 1977.

Blind Spot Series: 2019 Edition!

Calling all blindspotters for a new edition of the Blind Spot Series! Challenge yourself to watch 12 great movies this year, and join us!

Blind Spot Series: 2018 Challenge Round-Up!!

The end of the year is approaching, which means we're wrapping up another edition of the Blind Spot Series! Read on for all the entries.

Blind Spot 10: Bride of Frankenstein (1935), dir. James Whale

Being October, the pick for the Blind Spot Series could only be a horror movie. Here's what I thought of the classic Bride of Frankenstein (1935).
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RW: When There’s no More Room in Hell, the Dead Will Walk the Earth.

Prepare yourself for a recap haunted by evil spirits, vampires, and the living dead. Here are the movies and tv shows I've seen so far in October.

October Horror 2018:
It’s About to Get Dark in Here.

It’s October, which means Halloween, which means horror. As is tradition, this month Returning Videotapes will be filled with disgusting monsters, creepy ghosts, and all things evil. Get ready for October Horror!

Blind Spot 09: Det Sjunde Inseglet, or The Seventh Seal (1957), dir. Ingmar Bergman

For September's Blind Spot I picked Ingmar Bergman's classic take on religion and mortality, The Seventh Seal (1957).

Review | The Nun (2018), dir. Corin Hardy

A new chapter of the Conjuring is out, and it was one of my most anticipated movies of the year: The Nun (2018). Yet it also proved to be the most disappointing so far.

Blind Spot 08: Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966), dir. Sergio Leone

This month's Blind Spot is the classic western by italian director Sergio Leone, Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo (1966). Starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, it's hailed as one the absolute best movies of all time, but did it live up to the hype? Or was I just bored out of my mind?

5 Favourite Non-English Movies · TMP

In this week's Thursday Movie Picks, we dive into the Non-English Movies we love. In this top 5 you'll find three french films, and two chinese productions that are unmissable.
Drums of Autumn (Outlander #04)
by Diana Gabaldon
The Wicked King (The Folk of The Air #02)
by Holly Black