Anna Karenina (1948)

Many actresses have had the chance over the years to depict the tragic figure of Anna Karenina. Unfortunately, when comparing adaptations Vivien Leigh is almost universally overshadowed by Greta Garbo. I'm not entirely certain why, either, as having compared the two, I feel much more empathy toward Vivien than Greta, as her performance seems more …

Firelight (1998)

I love this movie.There, my frank admission of the week. I shouldn't, because it has so many immoral aspects and a questionable conclusion, but like every unrepentant sinner, I have justifications for all of them. Why I love it is not a question easily answered, because this is one of the most nuanced movies I …

Dracula (1979)

I watched this movie last night for the umpteenth (okay, okay, hundredth) time, only I didn't watch it alone. Thanks to the wonderful wonders of the Internet, two of my friends from different time zones joined me. How does that work? Skype and pushing "Play" all at the same time.One might wonder what would compel …