Tag Archives: Andrei Tarkovsky

I hit 500! – My Personal Top 50

I finally made it! I’ve now seen 500 of the 1,000 films on the TheyShootPictures.com Greatest Movies compilation list. I hit the milestone with Roman Polanski’s The Tenant. Here’s what I’ve seen so far: https://themetropolistimes.com/1000-films-2/ It’s been a ridiculous amount of fun … Continue reading

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Horror of the Absurd

I prefer absurd horror.  Naturalism and magical realism take all the fun out of it.  I don’t want to take out the DVD and know that if I simply avoid this particular campsite or houses built on ancient Indian burial grounds, I’ll be safe.  I don’t want to know about the troubled childhood of the ghost or the serial killer.  The true horrors are in the unknown, and more so, in the unknowable. Continue reading

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