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With Scorsese's Silence looming, it seems like an opportune moment to reassess this somewhat forgotten masterpiece--perhaps the most serious film about religion ever made in Hollywood. Contra the facile moral victories of A Man for All Seasons (a film I still admire, mostly for its brilliant lead performance), the central quandary of The Nun's Story is never settled. In the marvelously ambiguous final scene, it is unclear whether Sister Luke (a never better Audrey Hepburn), who has struggled for seventeen years to attain spiritual perfection, has succeeded or not. And Zinnemann's visual approa
From the Roman Polanski thread: Oh, no, no, no. I figure this is as good a time as any to mention my deep, abiding love for a film that is loads of fun, and I could happily watch any time. I've loved Charade for such a long time that I still have the VHS I purchased back when VHS's were still sold in stores. Exactly, Charade is very deliberately half Hitchcockian thriller and half spoof thereof, and it works fantastically as both. It sets up that contrast from the beginning: Reggie's husband is shoved off the train with blood trickling down his face, and then it cuts to Henri