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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Scout Tafoya's rating of the film The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

    This is the only movie I've ever seen that makes the United States as eerily lush and mysterious in its natural formation as I know it. It took an outsider like Callow (not only a Brit, but this is his only direction credit) but even for the few problems I encountered, I was consistently drawn to just how gorgeous and weird the country looks. This is a unique version of the South, unrivaled as far as I'm concerned.

  2. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

    A strange and wonderful Southern Gothic. A masterful performance by Vanessa Redgrave - one of her absolute best - with Keith Carradine and particularly Cork Hubbart strong supporting. Director Simon Callow balances the material so it steers clear of outright melodrama, infusing it with a palpable eerie atmosphere of the deep South. A masterpiece.