Welcome to The Hidden Movie Palace.
Today more movies are available to more people than every before. Unfortunately, they are often dumped on one of various streaming sites with no curation and little fanfare.
Here I want to cut through the noise and prevent great movies from getting lost in the deluge.
This is not to say I will never write about more popular films or those securely in the canon, but my emphasis will be on helping all of us to make new discoveries.
If you would like to see the full 2021 Film Challenge List, you can find it here. I like to say that I am not a hardcore auteurist, and that is mostly true. Film authorship is a messy, complicated thing, and I don’t think the success of a film can be attributed to any oneContinue reading “2. A film you have never seen before from one of your favorite directors.”
Author: Mallory O’MearaDate of Publication: March, 2019 At a very young age I was given a set of toy monsters. Of these, my favorites were King Kong and the Gill-Man from The Creature From the Black Lagoon. Part of it was that I loved their movies. Both appealed to a child’s growing sense of empathyContinue reading “Book Review: The Lady From the Black Lagoon”
This was the film I watched for the first entry of my 2021 Film Challenge: a thriller or horror movie by an LGBTQ+ director. You can find my write up on the first challenge here, and the full challenge list here. Before this, I had only seen two Pedro Almodóvar films before: Women on theContinue reading “Law of Desire (1987)”