“All I can tell you is her name is Charity — of which she has none.”
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
… the disappointing storyline is (perhaps intentionally) as melodramatic as can be, with Welch’s black-clad villainness a caricature rather than a reasonably nuanced antagonist.
To his credit, Fuller makes excellent use of a small budget as he demonstrates his love of this fast-paced world, showcasing the emergence of relevant technologies that shifted the landscape from laborious hand-set type to Mergenthaler’s linotype machine:
However, this isn’t quite enough to keep us fully invested, especially with Welch hissing her way onto the screen far too often. While Fuller fans won’t want to miss this self-proclaimed personal favorite, it’s not must-see viewing for all film fanatics.
Notable Performances, Qualities, and Moments: