Hit Me With Your Best Shot – All That Heaven Allows

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (1955) Directed by Douglas Sirk Cinematography by Russell Metty This week’s movie for The Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series is one of my very favorites: All That Heaven Allows. I love Douglas Sirk’s Technicolor melodramas (four of his best ones are currently streaming on the Criterion Channel!),…

Falling for Rock Hudson in All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Melodramas are a tricky genre to invest in, as it’s often filled with ridiculous conventions to heighten emotions between characters. Douglas Sirk was one director who excelled in melodramas, infusing the genre’s absurdities with a more artistic approach. With All That Heaven Allows, he created¬†a profound film that one could easily immerse themselves in, which¬†studies…

Films in 2013: October

This month was filled with chills and thrills, as is usual in the spooky month of October. I didn’t get to watch as many horror movies as I wanted to, but I managed to watch 8 new-to-me movies from AFI’s 100 Thrills list. You can find updates on my progress (as well as on the…