Samson And Delilah

If you can tolerate the hokeyness and appreciate the unabashed sado-masochism, you’re likely to find this 1949 feature one of Cecil B. De Mille’s most enjoyable sword-and-sandal epics, delivered with his characteristic showmanship. Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr are the title characters, backed by George Sanders and Angela Lansbury, but the real attractions are the kitschy spectacle (lions, collapsing temples) and De Mille’s special way with religion, sex, and violence. 128 min. (JR)

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Rebirth Of Mothra Ii

Does this mean a second rebirth? Whatever. Kunio Miyoshi directed this 1997 Japanese feature, also known as Mothra 2: The Undersea Battle. 97 min. (JR)

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Free Cinema Programme One

Some key works of the British Free Cinema movement of the mid-1950s, which combined elements of cinema verite and naturalism: Lindsay Anderson’s O Dreamland (1953), Karel Reisz’s Momma Don’t Allow (1956), Lorenza Mazzetti and Denis Home’s Together (1956), and Claude Goretta and Alain Tanner’s Nice Time (1957). 102 min. (JR)

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The Winter of His Discontent [NOTRE MUSIQUE]

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http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2005/01/the-winter-of-his-discontent/

Published on 28 Jan 2005 in Featured Texts, Featured Texts, by jrosenbaum

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