Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

Pet Cemetery.

In comparison to Morris's rather brilliant A Thin Blue Line, Gates of Heaven is just plain boring. Perhaps that is a lazy criticism, especially for a film that is hailed as a masterpiece, but I simply could not connect to the film on any level. Every time a character or situation would bring me in, they would flash and leave the screen to their boring compatriots. While Morris clearly shows what would later become the hallmarks of his genius, in Gates he just has not yet mastered keeping an audience. But once he did, what a great filmmaker.

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