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May 15, 2022

The Treachery of Hope in O-Bi, O-Ba: The End Of Civilization

There is far too much for me to unpack in O-Bi O-Ba The End Of Civilization and if it is to be unpacked I am not the […]
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May 8, 2022

Masashi Yamamoto’s Tampon Tango

This completely obscure and bizarre little film was sent to me by an online associate code-named Liquidnuke. I have to admire his courage, it is […]
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May 1, 2022

Nimród Antal's Kontroll: A Mythological, Comedy, Thriller

Nimród Antal’s film Kontroll is many things. The first half will have you thinking it's a comedy about rough and tumble misfits trying to make their way […]
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April 24, 2022

Fame As Depicted In The Who’s Tommy And Pink Floyd’s The Wall

There is something disturbing about the famous footage of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. The adolescent girls in the audience screaming, crying, and even […]
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April 17, 2022

Examining Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Teeth

Teeth is one nasty piece of work. It has some of the trappings of a horror-comedy but it gets pretty rough. The premise is simple enough, […]
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April 12, 2022

FILMOFILE’S CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 1

Just drag the puzzle onto your desk top and print it.
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April 10, 2022

Schlingensief’s Slit Is Rough Going

Christoph Schlingensief’s 1996 film Slit also known as United Trash, will knock you on your ass with an unrelenting firehose of disgusting, bizarre, sex, violence, and depravity until […]
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April 3, 2022

Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Cranes Are Flying: Film Craft At Its Finest

The Cranes Are Flying was directed by Mikhail Kalatozov in collaboration with his cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky in 1957. The two men worked on several films together […]
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March 27, 2022

Jan Švankmajer’s Conspirators Of Pleasure

The adjective surreal gets thrown around quite a bit but Jan Švankmajer truly fits the bill. I’m sure Breton and Buñuel would give him their stamp of […]
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March 20, 2022

Peter Greenaway’s Drowning By Numbers

    If you’re going to watch a Greenaway film you are can’t go in expecting to understand everything. You need to loosen your grasp and […]
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March 13, 2022

When Doris Wishman Titled Her FilmDeadly Weapons She Meant it Literally!

Liliana Wilczkowska was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1937. Her family was Jewish and both her parents were murdered by the nazis when Hitler invaded. […]
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March 6, 2022

Albert Camus Drives Hiroshi Shimizu’s Suicide Bus

    Live each day as if it were your last is terrible advice. I'm not sure how I would behave if I only had one […]
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February 27, 2022

Favorite Scenes No.28: Paris Texas

    German director Wim Wenders made Paris Texas in 1984. He co-wrote the script with Sam Shepard. Paris Texas was Wender’s first “American” film and in preparation, he […]
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February 20, 2022

Miguel Llansó’s Jesus ShowsYou The Way To The Highway

​    Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway is a carefully blended mixture of styles and elements that seems at first to be nothing but […]
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February 1, 2022

Favorite Scenes No.27: The Last Emperor

    You never know what will strike a chord and stay fixed in your memory but often it is something small and specific. When it […]
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January 30, 2022

The Films Of Niki Lindroth von Bahr

    Niki Lindroth von Bahr fits right in with her Nordic peers. If you enjoy the films of Roy Anderson, Alex van Warmerdam or Jens Lien you are sure to […]
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January 23, 2022

The Mask: A Kinda Jungian Horror Thingy

The Mask was made in 1961 the year that Carl Jung died. There are four writers credited for the story that The Mask was based on: Franklin Delessert, […]
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January 16, 2022

Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog

    This article does not contain any outright spoilers but I do not recommend reading it unless you have seen the movie.​    In Jane Campion’s […]
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January 12, 2022

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce,1080 Bruxelles is a difficult film to watch. It’s painfully bereft of life. It is a slow, methodical, […]
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January 9, 2022

The Pathological Ravings of Masumura’s Blind Beast

    I don’t know what I can say or what anyone can say about Yasuzô Masumura’s movie Blind Beast except that it is pathological. I don’t know […]
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January 2, 2022

Red Paint, Entitlement AndChocolate Cake = Criminally Insane

Criminally Insane has that special grindhouse funk that makes you want to take a shower when it’s over. It’s an odiferous melange of low budget, in […]
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December 26, 2021

Hilal Baydarov’s 2020 film In Between Dying is Wonderful

​    In Between Dying was written and directed by Hilal Baydarov in 2020. It was filmed primarily in Baydarov ’s home country of Azerbaijan which sits […]
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December 23, 2021

The Sympathetic Vibrations Of Candyman

   If you press hard on a piano key it will not only sound the string connected to the key but it will vibrate a […]
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December 19, 2021

Silent Night Deadly Night And The Rise Of The Surveillance State

Silent Night Deadly Night is a mean-spirited film that revels in its own bitter nastiness. For someone who has had to endure 53 Christmases, It’s a […]
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