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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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December 12, 2021

Masumura’s Dark And Bloody Irezumi

​    Despite its appearance Irezumi is not a chanbara (swordplay) film. It shares many of the trappings of the genre, but it is far more brutal than […]
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December 12, 2021

Tanna: A Reenactment Of Culture Change

Tanna is the name of a tiny island east of Australia. It is populated by several small tribes of people. The film, Tanna, is a true […]
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November 28, 2021

The Empty Oddity Of Doris Wishman’s Indecent Desires

    What a strange film Indecent Desires is. There isn’t much to it. There is just a handful of undeveloped characters and even fewer locations. There isn’t […]
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November 24, 2021

A Visual Summary Of A Porn Version Of MJ’s Thriller

If you enjoyed this you should be ashamed of your self, but if you want more here you go -
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November 21, 2021

Lifeboat Is Not Like Other Hitchcock Films

    If I were shown Lifeboat and asked who directed it I never would have guessed Alfred Hitchcock. Perhaps it was John Steinbeck’s having written the story […]
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November 21, 2021

The Ethical Problems In Peter Brook’s Tell Me Lies

In 1968 Peter Brook made a documentary about the movement against Britain’s involvement in the Vietnam War. The film has that loose avant-garde style of […]
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November 21, 2021

Favorite Scene №26: Aguirre The Wrath of God

    In 1972 Werner Herzog dragged his pet mad man Klaus Kinski and a small group of actors to Peru to shoot Aguirre The Wrath of […]
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November 18, 2021

An Analysis Of A 4 Minute Sexually Explicit Video

I recently watched an odd video I found on a porn site. It was the title that enticed me to click on it, Playing With Things […]
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November 17, 2021

Favorite Scenes №25: The Thing

The Thing was finally released in 1982 after eight messy years of machinations. It was directed by John Carpenter and written and rewritten by Bill Lancaster. […]
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