Kubrick’s Lolita

Juli Kearns Cinema, Kubrick 2 Comments

In which James Mason and Shelley Winters beat Lucy and Dezi into the ground with baseball bats, then hop up and down upon their comedic graves Clare Quilty, the chair That I’d been directly immersed into the chaos of someone’s revealed dream is how I felt the first time I watched Humbert Humbert (James Mason) enter the black-and-white baroque/rococo, bric-a-brac, …

Paths of Glory

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(Originally placed online in 2000. Am migrating here from another part of the website.) Unusual for him to do while watching a film, about a quarter of the way through Paths of Glory my husband got up, went in and sat in front of the computer to check the email. I waited a moment then asked, “Can’t watch?” “No,” he …