Something deeper than reason: Canyon Passage (1946)

I’m not sure why this Jacques Tourneur Western isn’t better known. I first saw it in May 2007 in a grab bag DVD collection, Classic Western Round-Up Volume 1, and it immediately struck me as one of the most original … Continue reading

The Locket (1946)

Like Inception (2010), The Locket is perhaps notable more for its elaborate structure and visual pleasures than for the somewhat banal story it tells. But instead of Inception‘s dream-within-a-dream structure, The Locket‘s structure is a flashback-within-a-flashback that goes down three … Continue reading