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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

Le Mépris (1963) [pipdig_stars rating=”3.0″ align=”center”] directed by Jean-Luc Godard starring Brigitte Bardot, Michel Piccoli,…

Long Awaited Sequels No One Was Waiting For Featured

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

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he thing about long-awaited movie sequels is that most of the time, I have no…

Paths of Glory (1957) directed by Stanley Kubrick - Kirk Douglas in the trenches Featured Image

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

Paths of Glory (1957) [pipdig_stars rating=”5.0″ align=”center”] directed by Stanley Kubrick starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph…

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

Metropolis (1927) [pipdig_stars rating=”4.5″ align=”center”] directed by Fritz Lang starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel and…

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

[spacer height=”20px”] A Quiet Place, 2018 [pipdig_stars rating=”4.5″ align=”center”] directed by John Krasinski starring Emily…

Five Unusual but Charming Friendship Movies · TMP

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’re back with a new Thursday Movie Picks, this week with the wonderful theme of…

Thriller Plot Twist That Shocked Me (Or I Still Don't Get)

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

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s it turns out, I’ve seen a lot of twisty thrillers, which is this week’s…

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

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] big fandom generates a whole lot of fan art. So when I got into…

Palme d'Or Winners I Need to See | Returning Videotapes

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

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or this week’s Thursday Movie Picks I’m choosing to interpret Cannes Favourites as the movies…

Movie Characters Making a New Start Featured

Movie Characters Making a New Start · TMP

[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I think of new beginnings, it’s hard to keep romance films at bay. For…

La Notte (1961) dir. Michelangelo Antonioni

Blind Spot 04: La Notte, 1961

La Notte, 1961 [pipdig_stars rating=”4.5″ align=”center”] directed by Michelangelo Antonioni starring Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni…