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Tropes Rarely Seen

In companion to the essay on tropes over-used, here are some suggestions for tropes we rarely see. Any of these might be great, or at least have the potential to shake things up a bit.  Or maybe a lot. Beautiful Monster. Vampires are nearly always seen as either gloriously beautiful or satanically evil. But only…Continue readingTropes Rarely Seen

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Nadja: A review

I love the vampire story and make an attempt to see almost everything worth seeing.  One rare film I had missed was Nadja, a 1994 film produced by David Lynch. Nadja feels like something out of the 1960s with Warhol and Sedgwick.  It’s hip.  It’s haunting.  It’s an arthouse film style in black and white…Continue readingNadja: A review