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Best Decade for Film: 1920s

Gavin Schmitt’s stats: Highest Rated Decade for Film Based on my Letterboxd stats, I rated the 1920s the highest on average, followed by the 1910s and 1930s. We can make a broad observation from this: clearly I prefer older film, maybe even things 100 years old or more! Perhaps not surprising for someone who works …

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Karl Freund: The Life and Films – Available Now

Gavin Schmitt’s 1oth Book Karl Freund: The Life and Films It’s no secret that Gavin Schmitt loves movies, and it’s only fitting that his 10th book covers Cinematographer Karl Freund, who has over 160 cinematographer credits on IMDB! Countless camera techniques can be traced back to Freund’s “unchained camera” technique, and his lighting setup for …

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Christine Nyland Interview, An Unquiet Grave

Gavin Schmitt Interviews Christine Nyland As part of the 2020 Nightstream film festival, I had the pleasure of having a brief chat with writer-producer-actor Christine Nyland (affiliate link) about her newest film, AN UNQUIET GRAVE (affiliate link). My review is in another post, but the super-short summary is: a bare bones movie with a lot …

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AN UNQUIET GRAVE (2020) Review, Nightstream 2020

An Unquiet Grave (2020) Overview: A year after the death of his wife, a man (Jacob A. Ware) enlists his wife’s sister (Christine Nyland) to help him bring her back.Director: Terence KreyWriters: Christine Nyland, Terence KreyStarring: Jacob A. Ware, Christine Nyland Related post: Interview: Christine Nyland Gavin’s Review Does the plot summary of AN UNQUIET GRAVE (affiliate …

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LAPSIS (2020) Review, Directed by Noah Hutton, Nightstream 2020

Lapsis (2020) Gavin’s Lapsis Movie Review Presented as “science fiction,” the world of LAPSIS (affiliate link)is barely different from the real world of 2020 (minus the pandemic) and offers a scathing critique of the gig economy and the growing number of independent contractors. Now, this is something I can relate to. I formerly worked “with” …

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ROSE PLAYS JULIE (2019) Review, Directed by Molloy and Lawlor

Rose Plays Julie Gavin’s Rose Plays Julie Review From the literature: “Directors Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, also known as Desperate Optimists, have spent years making formally rigorous, atmospheric cinema that often deals with the uncanny effects of impersonation and the slippery nature of truth. With ROSE PLAYS JULIE (2019) (affiliate link) they have crafted …

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