Stage Door Review: A Film Lead By Women That Feels Remarkably Before Its Time

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Gregory La Cava’s Stage Door has an almost surreal atmosphere to it, as it comes across as a film that could come out today and be nearly exactly the same. A mix of young aspiring actresses all living together in a theatre-based hostel, showing their high points and their lows. The behaviours of these women strays from the norm (of what I’ve seen, at least,) for women at that time. Almost every one of them is snarky beyond belief, and it is a joy to watch. They are not quiet, and polite. They’re loud, vivacious, exceedingly sarcastic, and their jokes are told in rapid fire succession.

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Paths of Glory – Review

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Describing Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory certainly is no easy task for someone like myself. In a sense, it’s a film that shows an extremely disgusting picture of the war, especially considering the time in which it came out. Yet amongst all this disgust we witness, we also feel a sense of power in Kubrick’s image of humanity especially in his attacking of the nature of war and how it damages the soul. Paths of Glory is an achievement in humanistic ideals and truly one of, if not, the most powerful of anti-war films, with an ending that will go down as one of the most heartbreaking in all of film history.

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