Roman Polanski’s <em>Knife in the Water</em>: Triangles to the Nth Degree
Film / Film Reviews / The Classics

Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water: Triangles to the Nth Degree

The motif of triangles in Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water… Gah! Who am I kidding? If anyone tried to write on the literal and figurative triangles in this film, they’d wind up in the madhouse with printed-out screenshots plastered all over their cell walls and tiny red threads lacing even madder triangles together. Suffice it … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 8: “New Waves – Sweep Around the World (1965-1969)”
Film / The Story of Film

The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 8: “New Waves – Sweep Around the World (1965-1969)”

Here at The Moviola, we will be covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing you with an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the eighth installment, “New … Continue reading

Joan Fontaine: Hitchcock’s First Leading Lady in Hollywood
Opinion / Summer Under the Stars

Joan Fontaine: Hitchcock’s First Leading Lady in Hollywood

When you think of Alfred Hitchcock movies, what comes to mind? Knife jutting through a shower curtain? Cary Grant dodging a low-flying biplane? Birds, and lots of them? Equally iconic as these scenes, Hitchcock’s leading ladies may also spring to mind from a shrieking Janet Leigh to a subtly seductive Eva Marie Saint to poor … Continue reading