The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Magician (1958)

AKA: Ansiktet

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Max Von Sydow

A group of traveling magicians have a rumor of supernatural involvement come into a village where the powers that be demand they see their act before the public.

My Take:
Bergman rides the line between an artist's sacrifice to their craft and every day people's paranoia in what they dont understand. Lots of slight of hand in this movie, just like a magic show.
Love the scene where the troupe trick the police chief and corner into thinking one of them has been murdered.

Rating: So Good

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