THE GREEN MILE (Frank Darabont, 1999)

I have seen at least three worse films (The Hustler, About Last Night . . ., and The Sixth Sense), but without doubt the most stupid and pointless film I’ve seen is Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile, a delirious piece of Christian mumbo-jumbo taken from a collection of stories by Stephen King. I admit I […]

THE WEDDING MARCH (Erich von Stroheim, 1927)

“There is no such thing as accident. It is fate misnamed.” Massively moving, Erich von Stroheim’s The Wedding March declares loveless marriage “a sacrilege and a mockery.” But for one reason or another, “true lovers” aren’t the ones who marry here.      1914 Vienna, before the war. The Hapsburg reign wanes; indefatigable playboy Prince “Nicki” von […]