Reviews

“Black Angel” (1980) IMDb

Seen in 2019.

A loose sketch of a medieval battle between supernatural good and evil.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) with 100% more art direction and 100% less comedy. It’s a good effort, admittedly divorced from the history it invokes but largely free of Ren Faire kitsch. The mythologizing landscape shots are very nice and the maiden is beautifully John Bauer-esque. The slow-motion duel of short axe versus long mace shows profound ignorance of these weapons.

fiction moving picture