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.

The List of Shame Update: We’ve Hit 80%!

Four years after the last The List of Shame update, here's 60 classics I've crossed off the list, officially being 80% done with this challenge!

Blind Spot 07: Le Mépris (1963), dir. Jean-Luc Godard

In this month's Blind Spot we dive into the French New Wave, with gorgeous sceneries, poetic dialogue, and a mesmerizing Brigitte Bardot: this is Le Mépris (1963).

Long-Awaited Movie Sequels No One Was Waiting For · TMP

In this week's Thursday Movie Picks, we look at some long-awaited movie sequels, or in my case, the ones I didn't see coming at all! Spoiler: Colin Firth.

Blind Spot 06: Paths of Glory (1957), dir. Stanley Kubrick

For the month of June I picked Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory (1957) as my Blind Spot! This director's controversial anti-war movie approaches the themes of glory seeking and dehumanisation in times of war with his trademark aesthetics and dark humour.

Blind Spot 05: Metropolis (1927), dir. Fritz Lang

In this ambitious masterpiece of 1920s sci-fi, we find a silent movie from notorious director Frizt Lang that explores class inequality with stunning, eccentric visuals that will haunt your dreams.

Review | A Quiet Place (2018), dir. John Krasinski

In John Krasinski's horror debut, a family has to be completely silent in order to survive. With a strong emotional core and a few effective jump scares, there's good chance you'll scream as much as you will cry watching A Quiet Place (2018).

Five Unusual but Charming Friendship Movies · TMP

We're back with a new Thursday Movie Picks, this week with the wonderful theme of Friendship movies. I picked relationships that can be seen as unusual or having a rough start, because I always find those to be the more charming ones.

Thriller Plot Twists That Shocked Me (and I Still Don’t Get) · TMP

In this week's Thursday Movie Picks we talk Twisty Thrillers! From classic Hitchcock suspense to Kubrick madness and dark comedies, read on for some of the craziest plot twists that had me frozen in confusion as the credits rolled.

Star Wars Fan Art That Will Have You Reconsidering The Dark Side

Wether you are redecorating your home, looking for a new wallpaper or simply in the mood for some outer space aesthetics, I've got you covered. Here's some of the best Star Wars Fan Art I could find.

Cannes Palme d’Or Winners That I Need to See · TMP

In this week's Thursday Movie Picks I search for the best Palme D'Or Winners from the Cannes Film Festival, that I am yet to see. Join me in adding some of the best movies ever made to your never ending watchlist.

Movie Characters Making a New Start · TMP

In this week's Thursday Movie Picks we take inspiration from those who got a second chance. Here's Four Movie Characters Making a New Start.

Blind Spot 04: La Notte, 1961

For April's Blind Spot Series challenge I picked Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte, from 1961. A lush classic Italian movie starring Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, and Monica Vitti.