MADEINUSA (Claudia Llosa, 2006)

Imagine a three-day festival during which God doesn’t exist and folk can therefore bust loose, indulging in all kinds of behavior that are otherwise forbidden because of God’s all-seeing eyes. Mostly, people simply celebrate the release from moral scrutiny rather than take malicious advantage of it; but I do not know enough about Peruvian Indian […]

GIDEON OF SCOTLAND YARD (John Ford, 1958)

T.E.B. Clarke adapted John Creasy’s first Gideon novel, Gideon’s Day, providing visiting Yank John Ford with an opportunity to make the film. Jack Hawkins shrewdly plays Inspector George Gideon, who is followed throughout the course of a single day, during which he misses dinner and his daughter’s onstage celloing but solves or resolves a string […]